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noun, plural Nan·ti·cokes, (especially collectively) Nan·ti·coke.
  1. a member of an extinct North American Indian people who inhabited Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
  2. the Algonquian language of the Nanticoke.
  3. a member of a group of people of southern Delaware of mixed white, black, and Indian ancestry.
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[nan-ti-kohk or for 1, -koh]
  1. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Erie.
  2. a city in E Pennsylvania.
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Examples from the Web for nanticoke

Historical Examples

  • The Master ceased speaking, and the Nanticoke did as he was bid.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    James Athearn Jones

  • Look thar at the waters of the Nanticoke, beautiful as silver.

    The Entailed Hat

    George Alfred Townsend

  • He's had the tide agin him since he entered the Nanticoke, and it's not turned yit.

    The Entailed Hat

    George Alfred Townsend

  • By the light of the cabin lamp, that night, the yachtsmen aboard the Mollie studied the Nanticoke river on their chart.

    Jack Harvey's Adventures

    Ruel Perley Smith

  • The Nanticoke hesitated to accept the obliging offer, alleging that the wife was so very small, and had four legs.