Shikara meaning

shē-kärə
A light flat-bottomed boat propelled with oars or paddles, used for transportation and fishing on the lakes and waterways of Kashmir and often having a covering to shield passengers from the sun.
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Origin of shikara

  • Hindi śikārā Urdu šikārā from Hindi śikārī Urdu šikārī relating to hunting (small shikaras having been used to hunt) from Persian šikārī from šikār hunting shikari

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition