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- n. A kind of safety platform in a tree used when hunting big animals such as tigers and leopards; found most commonly in Indian jungles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In tiger-shooting, a high platform or some device to protect and conceal the hunter while he is watching for the tiger. The machan is usually built in a tree and is concealed by the branches.
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