- Alaska purchase
purchase of the territory of Alaska by the U.S. from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000. Compare . the territory itself.
- Alaska range
a mountain range in S Alaska. Highest peak, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 feet (6190 meters). Historical Examples The white mountain sheep are particularly abundant in the main Alaska Range, and in the more rugged foothills. The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard It was hard breaking trail through the deep snow on the east […]
- Alaska time
a state of the United States in NW North America. 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Capital: Juneau. Abbreviation: AK (for use with zip code), Alas. Gulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S Alaska. Contemporary Examples While Palin chases lucrative opportunities, she has apparently left alaskan taxpayers to pick up […]