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.
From Ancient Greek θέρμη + antidote. (Wiktionary)