Alaskan



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 her tab.
Palin’s Final Insult Max Blumenthal July 11, 2009

Like storm chasers, alaskan crabbers, and catfish noodlers, foragers come with their own sets of customs and rules.
This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013 Damaris Colhoun September 1, 2013

Just ask the folks at Mudflats, an alaskan site that hit the big time when its target, Sarah Palin, did the same.
Leading the Anti-Bachmann Army David A. Graham July 18, 2011

The alaskan continues her unmatched mastery of the press—getting them to slavishly follow her Tour to Nowhere.
How Palin’s Winning the Media War Matt Latimer June 1, 2011

He committed suicide in an alaskan jail as he awaited trial.
A Satanic Killer of 100 People? More Like One, Cops Think Michael Daly February 19, 2014

Historical Examples

With Lawrence as engineer and Johnny as first mate, they cruised for three days along the alaskan shores.
The Shadow Passes Roy J. Snell

The Chilkat blanket is an exception to the alaskan Indian rule.
Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard

“The aristocracy of the alaskan mining camp,” replied the officer.
The Boy Scouts on the Yukon Ralph Victor

More and more the Boston traders came back to alaskan waters.
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye

This shaded green of the mountains is a feature of alaskan landscapes.
Alaska Ella Higginson

adjective
of or relating to Alaska or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Alaska
noun
the largest state of the US, in the extreme northwest of North America: the aboriginal inhabitants are Inuit and Yupik; the earliest White settlements were made by the Russians; it was purchased by the US from Russia in 1867. It is mostly mountainous and volcanic, rising over 6000 m (20 000 ft), with the Yukon basin in the central region; large areas are covered by tundra; it has important mineral resources (chiefly coal, oil, and natural gas). Capital: Juneau. Pop: 648 818 (2003 est). Area: 1 530 694 sq km (591 004 sq miles) Abbreviation Alas, (with zip code) AK
Gulf of Alaska, the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago

name first applied 18c. by Russian explorers, from Aleut alaxsxaq, literally “the object toward which the action of the sea is directed” [Bright]. Baked Alaska attested by 1896, so called either for its whiteness or from being cold inside.

State in northwesternmost North America bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north; Yukon, Canada, to the east; the Pacific Ocean to the south; and the Bering Sea to the west. Its capital is Juneau, and its largest city is Anchorage.

Note: The forty-ninth state, admitted in 1959, and the largest.

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