from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a snare, in the form of an inclosure, in which adult wild elephants are captured.
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They call this a _kheda_, the term used for a beat of the forest for game.
Khedule subcaste may be derived from _kheda_ a village, while another version given by Mr. Kitts  is that it signifies 'A beardless youth. '