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Assiniboine

[uh-sin-uh-boin]
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noun
  1. a river in S Canada, flowing S and E from SE Saskatchewan into the Red River in S Manitoba. 450 miles (725 km) long.
  2. Mount, a mountain in E British Columbia, Canada, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, on the Alberta border and the Continental Divide. 11,870 feet (3618 meters).
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Historical Examples

  • They were to convoy it overland to a point on the Assiniboine where it could be reshipped.

    Lords of the North

    A. C. Laut

  • I was thinking of the strange gossip of the Assiniboine encampment.

  • From that point he would be guided by the footprints of the Assiniboine animals.

  • It was so unparalleled, so utterly unexpected, that the Assiniboine stood in a daze.

  • In the language of the modern West, the Assiniboine "had the drop" on the Shawanoe.


British Dictionary definitions for assiniboine

Assiniboine1

noun
  1. a river in W Canada, rising in E Saskatchewan and flowing southeast and east to the Red River at Winnipeg. Length: over 860 km (500 miles)
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Assiniboine2

noun
  1. plural -boine or -boines a member of a North American Indian people living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana; one of the Sioux peoples
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
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