from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy, springless wagon, usually covered with a screen as shelter from the rays of the sun, drawn by oxen or cows, and used throughout northwestern and central Asia, India, Turkey, and Russia, wherever Tatars have settled.
  • noun A howling monkey of the South American genus Mycetes, M. stramineus. See howler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Oriental A wagon or cart, usually heavy and without springs, and often covered.

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  • noun A carriage used in Turkey and Asia Minor drawn by horses or oxen.


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From Russian арба (arbá), from Turkish araba.



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  • A carriage, wagon, or cart drawn by horses or oxen, used in Turkey and neighboring Middle Eastern countries.

    October 22, 2008