mahout

Part of speech: noun

The keeper and driver of an elephant.

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Usage examples "mahout":

  1. They turned the curve of the last slope, and heard the shout of the mahout far ahead. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. The mahout talked to her and patted her, and Kinka seemed to quite understand, nodding her head wisely, and touching his face and shoulders gently with the tip of her trunk. - "Rataplan", Ellen Velvin.
  3. Hawksworth noticed Arangbar suddenly order his mahout to hold back his elephant. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.