Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An antidote to heat, especially a rotating fan attached to a window.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A device for circulating and cooling the air, consisting essentially of a kind of roasting fan fitted in a window and incased in wet tatties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus used in India for cooling the air. It consists of a revolving wheel fitted to a window, and usually inclosed in wet tatties, through which the air is forced.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek θέρμη + antidote. (Wiktionary)

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