from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun India A watchman; an officer of customs or police.
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- noun Alternative form of
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He obtained this somewhat appalling soubriquet from a habit of spinning yarns, more marvellous than his unwarlike neighbours were accustomed to, of the dangers encountered in his Indian sports; and one in particular, of an extraordinary combat between his "chokedar" and a tiger -- whether the gist of the story lay in the tiger's eating the chokedar, or the chokedar eating the tiger, I am not sure -- I rather think the latter.