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[kam-chaht-kuh, -chat-; Russian kuhm-chyaht-kuh]
  1. a peninsula in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, extending S between the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. 750 miles (1210 km) long; 104,200 sq. mi. (269,880 sq. km) wide.
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Related formsKam·chat·kan, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for kamchatka

Historical Examples of kamchatka

  • He tells me, and I see then that 'twas the t'other one, Kamchatka, I had in mind.

    Cabbages and Kings

    O. Henry

  • There were few in Valdez who knew more of Kadiak than they did of Kamchatka.

    The Young Alaskans

    Emerson Hough

  • He might have done quite as well with his division if he had been operating it from Kamchatka.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • At Kamchatka or somewhere else two decked boats are to be built.

  • Beer and vinegar are made in Kamchatka by fermenting the shoots and pith.

British Dictionary definitions for kamchatka


  1. a peninsula in E Russia, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. Length: about 1200 km (750 miles)
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Word Origin and History for kamchatka


Siberian peninsula, named for a native people, the Kamchadal, from Koriak konchachal, said to mean "men of the far end."

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