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dak

[dawk, dahk] /dɔk, dɑk/
noun
1.
transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
2.
mail delivered by such transportation.
Origin of dak
1820-1830
1820-30; < Hindi ḍāk
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dak

/dɑːk/
noun (formerly, in India)
1.
  1. a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
  2. (as modifier): dak bearers
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
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