Kibitka

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kibitka A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.
    • Kibitka A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kibitka A circular tent used by the Kirghiz and other Tatars. It is about 12 feet in diameter, with a rounded top. The sides are formed Of collapsible or folding lattice-work, and the roof of slender, slightly curved poles; both sides and roof are covered with thick felt. There is an opening for smoke and a flap for the door.
    • n kibitka A Russian cart or wagon with a rounded top, covered with felt or leather. It serves as a kind of movable habitation, and is used for traveling in winter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kibitka ki-bit′ka a Russian wagon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Russ.

Usage

In literature:

Now the hard clatter of hoofs and the rumbling, of wheels echoed from the archway, and the kibitka rolled into the courtyard.
"Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home" by Bayard Taylor
Usually the kibitka is drawn by three horses, but this had but one, a beast with long hair and a very long tail.
"Michael Strogoff" by Jules Verne
My kibitka followed the narrow road, or rather trace, left by peasants' sledges.
"Marie" by Alexander Pushkin
Now the hard clatter of hoofs and the rumbling of wheels echoed from the archway, and the kibitka rolled into the court-yard.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
The kibitka stopped before a small barn, and the travellers hastened into it and laid themselves down to sleep.
"The Mantle and Other Stories" by Nicholas Gogol
He has now the rank of colonel, and he was the first of this nomade people who exchanged his kibitka for an European dwelling.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
At nine o'clock the next morning a kibitka drove up to the door of our hotel, demanding an American and a Pole for Warsaw.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2" by John Lloyd Stephens
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