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Kootenay

or Koo·te·nai, Ku·te·nay, Ku·te·nai

[koot-n-ey, -n-ee]
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noun
  1. a river flowing from SW Canada through NW Montana and N Idaho, swinging back into Canada to the Columbia River. 400 miles (645 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for kootenay

Historical Examples

  • "Baxter just now—Kootenay on the large scale," answered Ben.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Kootenay screamed; "you and Bulldog 're runnin' mates and you've put this up."

    Bulldog Carney

    W. A. Fraser

  • Kootenay Jim has got an arm in a sling because he can't understand.

    Bulldog Carney

    W. A. Fraser

  • There was a cry of warning from Slocan, and Kootenay whirled, drawing his gun.

    Bulldog Carney

    W. A. Fraser

  • No, some ten miles off the line, down the old Kootenay trail.

    Corporal Cameron

    Ralph Connor


British Dictionary definitions for kootenay

Kootenay

Kootenai

noun
  1. a river in W North America, rising in SE British Columbia and flowing south into NW Montana, then north into Idaho before re-entering British Columbia, broadening into Kootenay Lake, then flowing to the Columbia River. Length: 655 km (407 miles)
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