Meaning of machila in English:

machila

noun

(also machilla)
  • A conveyance, usually for one person, used in Africa and consisting of a hammock slung between two poles, carried by bearers.

Pronunciation

machila

/məˈʃiːlə/ /məˈtʃiːlə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Fitzwilliam Owen (1774–1857), naval officer and hydrographer. From Portuguese machila litter, of uncertain origin.