[puh-nob-skot, -skuh t]
noun, plural Pe·nob·scots, (especially collectively) Pe·nob·scot for 2.
  1. a river flowing S from N Maine into Penobscot Bay. 350 miles (565 km) long.
  2. a member of a North American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley.
  3. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Abenaki. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for penobscot

Contemporary Examples of penobscot

  • Camden is an affluent community about 90 miles north of Portland on Penobscot Bay.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    November 6, 2010

Historical Examples of penobscot

  • That thing reminds me of a man I used to know, back in Penobscot.


    Edward Elmer Smith

  • He entered the Penobscot House, a block and a half from the depot.

    The Camp in the Snow

    William Murray Graydon

  • From this settlement there is a road to the Penobscot river.

  • The party in the cabin of the Penobscot heartily applauded the conduct of the commodore.

    The Yacht Club

    Oliver Optic

  • The Skylark soon arrived, and took her place next to the Penobscot.

    The Yacht Club

    Oliver Optic