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noun, plural Chil·cats, (especially collectively) Chil·cat.
  1. Chilkat.
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Origin of Chilcat

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45


or Chil·cat

noun, plural Chil·kats, (especially collectively) Chil·kat.
  1. a member of an Indian people of the Pacific coastal area of southeastern Alaska belonging to the Tlingit group of Indians.
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Examples from the Web for chilcat

Historical Examples

  • That they were Chilcat traders and plunderers he was well aware.

    The Chief of the Ranges

    H. A. Cody

  • He thought of what he had heard that morning about the Chilcat spies.

  • He understood why the son of the Chilcat chief should seek to obtain this maiden.

  • They wish to crawl like dogs at the feet of the Chilcat wolves.

  • "Let the chief of the Ayana put aside his axe," the Chilcat responded.