Definition of kangri in English:

kangri

noun

Indian
  • A small pot filled with lighted charcoal, used to transport fire or (in Kashmir) carried close to the body as a means of keeping warm.

    • ‘The Pandit women welcomed us; they offered us their kangris to warm up but as they spoke, the bitterness poured out.’
    • ‘As autumn approaches, truckloads of kangris of all qualities and hues come to the market.’
    • ‘In Indian Kashmir, people are appealing to relief agencies for more kangris, a traditional form of heater used for centuries in the region when fuel is scarce.’
    • ‘It was a mob of over hundred Kashmiri men, all of them dressed in pheren and carrying kangris in their hands.’
    • ‘I also pick up two kangris, clay lamps that Kashmiris fill with glowing charcoals and hold against their bodies, inside their feyrans, in the cold of winter.’

Origin

From Hindi kāṁgṛī.

Pronunciation

kangri

/ˈkaŋɡri/