kachina

Definitions of kachina
  1. noun
    a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
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    type of:
    disembodied spirit, spirit
    any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
  2. noun
    a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
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    type of:
    dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean
    a performer who dances professionally
  3. noun
    a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
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    type of:
    doll, dolly
    a small replica of a person; used as a toy
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