- (among the American Indians of New England) a chief or leader.
Origin of sagamore
Examples from the Web for sagamore
“With every fiber in me I want to run this race,” said Loeb at the press conference at the Sagamore Hotel.Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé, Nicholas Loeb, Just Can’t Catch A Break
January 8, 2013
A large metal sign permanently affixed to the superstructure reminded us that we were on the “Sagamore Bridge, 1933-1935.”It’s Time America Makes Good Again on Its Belief in Public Works and Public Spirit
September 1, 2012
Look at the Sagamore, how like a grand Indian chief he sits by the fire.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
John Bonyton heads our foes, but to-night is the last one to the Sagamore.
The end came peacefully in the night hours at Sagamore Hill.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
Once, too, he had seen him at the Sagamore Angling Club up state.A Young Man in a Hurry
Robert W. Chambers
The most prominent person in a village was called the sagamore.Four American Indians
Edson L. Whitney
- (among some North American Indians) a chief or eminent manAlso called: sachem
Word Origin and History for sagamore
"king or chief among some Native American tribes," 1610s, sagamo, from Abenaki (Algonquian) zogemo "chief, ruler," from the same root as sachem.