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Chilkoot Pass

[chil-koot] /ˈtʃɪl kut/
noun
1.
a mountain pass on the boundary between SE Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, in the Coast Range. About 3500 feet (1065 meters) high.
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  • Many of them “mushed” across Chilkoot Pass in 1897, and have made their piles.

    In to the Yukon William Seymour Edwards
  • The Chilkoot Pass is crossed with the mail by means of Indian carriers.

    Golden Alaska Ernest Ingersoll
  • "I came up by the way of the Chilkoot Pass," he said, when he felt able to speak.

    To Alaska for Gold

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • From Dyea they pushed on through the Chilkoot Pass, where the cliffs rose high above them.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • The snow was deep, and the camp was much the same as the one made before entering Chilkoot Pass.

    Klondike Nuggets E. S. Ellis
  • This is the last spot where wood for fuel can be obtained until the other side of Chilkoot Pass is reached.

    Klondike Nuggets E. S. Ellis
  • From here it was necessary to cross the dangerous Chilkoot Pass, a most hazardous undertaking.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • Every ounce of it must be man-handled across a twenty-eight mile portage and over the Chilkoot Pass.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • Men went over the Chilkoot Pass into the interior, but rarely any came back that way.

    Through the Yukon Gold Diggings Josiah Edward Spurr
  • Accompanied by an Indian, he succeeded in attaining the Chilkoot Pass, but was there frozen to death.

    Through the Yukon Gold Diggings Josiah Edward Spurr
British Dictionary definitions for Chilkoot Pass

Chilkoot Pass

/ˈtʃɪlkuːt/
noun
1.
a mountain pass in North America between SE Alaska and NW British Columbia, over the Coast Range
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