ankus

ankus

[ang-kuhs, uhng-kuhsh]
noun, plural ankus, ankuses.
an elephant goad of India with a spike and a hook at one end.

Origin:
1885–90; < Hindi; akin to angle2

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ankus (ˈæŋkəs)
 
n , pl -kus, -kuses
a stick used, esp in India, for goading elephants
 
[from Hindi]

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