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an American Indian culture of the southwestern U.S. from 100 b.c. to a.d. 65 that developed in three phases, immediately preceded the Pueblo culture, and was noted for its basketry, agriculture, use of the bow and arrow, and, in its later stages, the building of semisubterranean houses.
an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker culture.
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Origin of Basket Maker
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby Basket Maker
basket fish, basket flower, basketful, basket-handle arch, basket hilt, Basket Maker, basket-of-gold, basketry, basket star, basket weave, basketweaver
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How to use Basket Maker in a sentence
She falls in love with a handsome, stalwart youth, Vincèn, son of a poor basket-maker.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
Trembling with apprehension, the old basket-maker dropped into the nearest chair.Jolly Sally Pendleton|Laura Jean Libbey
Harry read as before, the story this time being about the gentleman and the basket-maker.
At first I felt the need of baskets in which to carry things, so I set to work as a basket-maker.
The result of the interview was a request that the basket-maker would write a poem for the Offering.Literary Byways|William Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for Basket Maker
a member of an early Native American people of the southwestern US, preceding the Pueblo people, known for skill in basket-making
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