Punkah definitions

puŋkə
In India, a large fan made from the palmyra leaf, or a large, swinging fan consisting of canvas stretched over a rectangular frame and hung from the ceiling.
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A type of large fan, common on the Indian subcontinent, especially made from a leaf or from cloth, typically hung from the ceiling, designed to cool a room, often operated manually by a servant.
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Origin of punkah

From Hindi paÅ„khā "˜fan', from Sanskrit पकशक pakÅ›aka, from पकश pakÅ›a "˜wing'.