- Alaska peninsula
a peninsula in SW Alaska. 500 miles (800 km) long. Historical Examples In a few cases the difference is slight, as in kidderi of Alaska Peninsula. The Grizzly Enos A. Mills noun an extension of the mainland of SW Alaska between the Pacific and the Bering Sea, ending in the Aleutian Islands. Length: about 644 […]
- Alaska pollock
- 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 […]