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Definition of "mahout" [‖Ma•hout]

  • The keeper and driver of an elephant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mahout" in a sentence
  • "The word mahout comes from the Hindi words mahaut and mahavat, derivatives of the Sanskrit word mahamatra, meaning "[one] having great measure.""
  • ""What do you call the mahout Trousers for?" asked Ned."
  • "Its scarlet howdah was empty; its trappings were scarlet; the mahout was a Shan."