- a member of an Algonquian people living mainly north of the St. Lawrence River.
- Adirondacks. Adirondack Mountains.
Origin of Adirondack
- a mountain range in NE New York: a part of the Appalachian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Marcy, 5344 feet (1629 meters).
Examples from the Web for adirondack
Sparkling with 7,500 lights, the two-ton Adirondack was larger than any ever used before.The Mad Men Era: When Hope Was Cheap
March 19, 2012
Would you like it yourselves, you would-be savages with Adirondack guides?
"These fish are as firm as the Adirondack trout" (Man from the Quarter).The Man In The High-Water Boots
F. Hopkinson Smith
The lean-to or Adirondack camp is easily made and very popular.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties
This apology can be necessary only to those who are familiar with the Adirondack literature.In the Wilderness
Charles Dudley Warner
Some of the highest and most romantic of the Adirondack peaks environ these lakes.America, Volume IV (of 6)
- a mountain range in NE New York State. Highest peak: Mount Marcy, 1629 m (5344 ft)
Word Origin and History for adirondack
type of lawn or deck chair (Adirondack chair is attested from 1906), said to have been designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, owner of the Westport Mountain Spring, a resort in the Adirondack region of New York State, and commercially manufactured the following year, but said originally to have been called Westport chair after the town where it was first made. Adirondack Mountains is a back-formation from Adirondacks, treated as a plural noun but really from Mohawk (Iroquoian) adiro:daks "tree-eaters," a name applied to neighboring Algonquian tribes, in which the -s is an imperfective affix.
Mountain range in northeastern New York state.