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[usually in names] (in South Asia) an open market area in a city at the junction of two roads:‘Chandni Chowk’
- ‘Over the years the tunnel has been unearthed at a couple of places near Mehboob chowk beyond Laad bazaar.’
- ‘Traffic snarls were witnessed at the Sector 7/8 roundabout and at the Housing Board chowk.’
- ‘Before Id, Mohammed Ali Road, running from Barki chowk to the famous Nanded Tower, is usually crammed with at least a 1000 handcarts.’
- ‘Earlier, the Municipal Corporation had named a chowk after Ali Miyan.’
- ‘Let us go to the chowk: there I will tell you about this city, and what it once was.’
From Hindi cauk.
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