Definition of pakhal in US English:

pakhal

(also packhal)

noun

South Asian
  • A container for carrying or keeping water, especially while travelling; specifically a leather water-skin.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hindi pakhāl large water-skin from Sanskrit payas water + Prakrit khallaga leaf cup, (leather) bag, khallā water-skin (perhaps from Dravidian: compare Tamil kallai leaf cup, kallam (earthen) vessel).

Pronunciation

pakhal

/pəˈkɑːl/