Friday, August 21, 2009

What is a Howdah?

What is a Howdah? That was one of the questions on tonight's episode of Who Want's to be a Millionaire

Definitions of howdah on the Web

# a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant


# A howdah, or houdah, is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal, used most often in the past ...


# seat on an elephant's back, sometimes canopied.


# India An elephant carriage.


# a swat for two or more, usually with a canopy, carried on an elephant’s back

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