A seat, usually fitted with a canopy and railing, placed on the back of an elephant or a camel.
A seat, esp. with a canopy and railing, for riding on the back of an elephant or camel.
An ornate carriage which is positioned on the back of elephants or occasionally other animals, used most often in the past for rich people who travelled in India via elephant.
Origin of howdah
Urdu haudah from Arabic hawdaj litter, sedan chair from hadaja to shuffle along, totter hdg in Semitic roots