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A small vehicle with two wheels that is pulled by a horse.
- ‘The chariot of those days was somewhat like today's ekka.’
- ‘The Ekka and gari or bugee appear to have been developed during the Mughal period.’
- ‘On a perfectly-macadamed, butter-like road, the perfect ekka should make one feel that it is full of potholes.’
From Hindi ikkā, from Sanskrit eka ‘one’.
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