Definition of kibitka in English:


Line breaks: ki|bitka
Pronunciation: /kɪˈbɪtkə


  • 1A type of covered Russian sledge.
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    • The silent and robust young man riding the horse that drew her kibitka was the chieftain of his tribe.
    • Fearing bad weather, I got out of the kibitka and went into the post station, intending to take a rest.
    • Day was breaking when the kibitka reached the left bank, where one of the wide alleys of the park ended.
  • 2A circular tent, covered with felt, formerly used by Tartars.
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    • It is suggested that the latticed kibitka was adopted by the Turks of Southern Siberia from the Mongols.
    • We suggest you to spend several nights in a real nomad kibitka.
    • Inside our kibitka the rain dripped in, water froze and snow blew around.


late 18th century: Russian, from Tartar and Kyrgyz kibit (from Arabic qubbat 'dome') + the Russian suffix -ka.

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