Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[klon-dahyk] /ˈklɒn daɪk/

a region of the Yukon territory in NW Canada: gold rush 1897–98.
a river in this region, flowing into the Yukon. 90 miles (145 km) long.
(lowercase) Cards. a variety of solitaire.
a region of NW Canada, in the Yukon in the basin of the Klondike River: site of rich gold deposits, discovered in 1896 but largely exhausted by 1910. Area: about 2100 sq km (800 sq miles)
a river in NW Canada, rising in the Yukon and flowing west to the Yukon River. Length: about 145 km (90 miles)

tributary of the Yukon River in northwestern Canada, from Kutchin (Athabaskan) throndiuk, said to mean “hammer-water” and to be a reference to the practice of driving stakes into the riverbed to support fish traps. Scene of a gold rush after 1896.


Read Also:

  • Klondike gold rush

    A rush of thousands of people in the 1890s toward the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there.

  • Klondyker

    /ˈklɒnˌdaɪkə/ noun 1. (Brit) an East European factory ship

  • Klone

    /klohn/ clone. [Jargon File]

  • Kl-one

    A frame language. Not to be confused with KL1. [“An Overview of the KL-ONE Knowledge Representation System”, R.J. Brachman and J. Schmolze, Cognitive Sci 9(2), 1985]. (1994-11-18)

Disclaimer: Klondike definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.