[ uh-kee-luh ]
/ əˈki lə /


(in the Cub Scouts) a pack leader.

Origin of akela

after Akela, leader of the wolf pack in The Jungle Books by Kipling
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/ (ɑːˈkeɪlə) /


British the adult leader of a pack of Cub ScoutsUS equivalent: Den Mother

Word Origin for Akela

C20: after a character in Kipling's The Jungle Book (1894–95), who is the leader of a wolfpack
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