a seat, esp. with a canopy and railing, for riding on the back of an elephant or camel
Origin of howdahAnglo-Indian ; from Hindi hauda ; from Arabic haudaj
A seat, usually fitted with a canopy and railing, placed on the back of an elephant or a camel.
Origin of howdahUrdu haudah, from Arabic hawdaj, litter, sedan chair, from hadaja, to shuffle along, totter; see hdg in Semitic roots.