What is another word for punkah?

Pronunciation: [pˈʌŋkə] (IPA)

Punkah, also known as punka or pulley fan, is a word with Indian origin that refers to a type of ceiling fan used traditionally in hot and humid climates. Although punkah is the most commonly used term to refer to this kind of fan, there are other synonyms that can be equally applicable, such as hand fan, swing fan, paddle fan, or manual fan. All these names stem from the idea of a fan composed of a wooden frame with a set of hanging blades that are manually moved back and forth by a person or a system of ropes and pulleys. Whatever the name, the punkah is still a beloved and effective way of cooling down a room for many people around the world.

Synonyms for Punkah:

What are the hypernyms for Punkah?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    fan, Air cooling device, hanging window shade.

What are the hyponyms for Punkah?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for punkah (as nouns)

    • artifact

Usage examples for Punkah

It gets warm - The punkah Infliction.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
I have long wished to see a punkah, now I wish I may never see another!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
You see the thing above these people, that is the punkah; when it waggles about it makes a cold draught and you get hot with annoyance.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

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