a river flowing E from the junction of the North and South Platte rivers in central Nebraska to the Missouri River S of Omaha. 310 miles (500 km) long.
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How to use Platte in a sentence
Crossing the river on a ferry, Lawrence and his escort mounted their horses and started for Platte City, but a few miles away.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
We pushed up the main trail of the Platte but a short distance that night, keeping out an eye for grazing ground for our horses.
The black blur made by the wagon stockade and a tent or so was visible against the lighter line of the waterway of the Platte.
The Platte even here was a wide, treacherous stream, its sandy bottom continuously shifting.
North of the Platte Hal Folsom was warned never again to venture.Warrior Gap | Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for Platte
a river system of the central US, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte at North Platte, Nebraska: flows generally east to the Missouri River. Length: 499 km (310 miles)
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