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ankus

[ang-kuh s, uhng-kuh sh] /ˈæŋ kəs, ˈʌŋ kəʃ/
noun, plural ankus, ankuses.
1.
an elephant goad of India with a spike and a hook at one end.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Hindi; akin to angle2
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British Dictionary definitions for ankus

ankus

/ˈæŋkəs/
noun (pl) -kus, -kuses
1.
a stick used, esp in India, for goading elephants
Word Origin
from Hindi
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