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Whitehorse

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

Yukon

[yoo-kon] /ˈyu kɒn/
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 forms
Yukoner, noun
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Whitehorse

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

Yukon

/ˈjuːkɒn/
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) YT
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