the rapids of a river running between the walls of a canyon or gorge.
- Also dells.
Other definitions for Dalles (2 of 2)
The, a city in N Oregon.
- Also called City of the Dalles.
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How to use dalles in a sentence
It’s the rare byway where the road itself is a main attraction, but consider the audacious engineering mettle it took in 1913 to build a cliff-hugging highway above the dramatic Columbia River Gorge from Troutdale to The dalles.
We started from the dalles October 30, under conditions that were not conducive to success.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete | General Philip Henry Sheridan
In Oregon he was for a time engaged in business on his own account, conducting a harness and saddlery establishment at The dalles.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Somewhat heartened by this reunion, they continued their journey and at length reached The dalles.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Eight miles brought us to the dalles of Platte, where the river bursts through a mountain spur.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX | Joel Palmer
The distance was thirty-five miles to the dalles, at which place they arrived about the 13th, or 14th of October.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX | Joel Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for dalles
Canadian a stretch of a river between high rock walls, with rapids and dangerous currents
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