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[yoo-kon] /ˈyu kɒn/
a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. About 2000 miles (3220 km) long.
a territory in NW Canada. 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km).
Capital: Whitehorse.
a town in central Oklahoma.
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Yukoner, noun Unabridged
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  • It is somewhat in the vein of "Sourdough" Service, the Yukon bard.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • Furthermore, there was no dog like him on the Mackenzie nor the Yukon.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Of El Dorado, or his real reason for leaving the Yukon, he said nothing.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • What a fine brave fellow he had been in those early Yukon days!

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • He meant to break away from his present employment when the Yukon “rush” came.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for Yukon


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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