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ankus

(ˈæŋkəs) or

ankush

n, pl -kus, -kuses, -kush or -kushes
a stick used, esp in India, for goading elephants
[from Hindi]
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Noun1.ankus - an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook
goad, prod - a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
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