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Whitehorse

[hwahyt-hawrs, wahyt-]
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noun
  1. a town in and the capital of the Yukon Territory, in NW Canada.

Yukon

[yoo-kon]
noun
  1. a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. About 2000 miles (3220 km) long.
  2. a territory in NW Canada. 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km). Capital: Whitehorse.
  3. a town in central Oklahoma.
Related formsYu·kon·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for whitehorse

Historical Examples

  • For there, about two hundred yards away, were the dreaded Whitehorse Rapids.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • Whitehorse Street, built about 1738, is so called from a public-house.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • The eagle over at Whitehorse ranch had fought the cat most terrible.

  • We left our outfit here and began the journey down to Dawson, we had to shoot the far famed Whitehorse rapids.

    Black Beaver

    James Campbell Lewis

  • On the flats around the Whitehorse Rapids was a great largess of wild flowers.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service


British Dictionary definitions for whitehorse

Whitehorse

noun
  1. a town in NW Canada: capital of the Yukon Territory. Pop: 16 843 (2001)

Yukon

noun
  1. the Yukon a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 31 209 (2004 est). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles)Abbreviation: YT
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