[sa-skach-uh-won, -wuh n]


a province in W Canada. 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Capital: Regina.
a river in SW Canada, flowing E to Lake Winnipeg: formed by the junction of the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers. 1205 miles (1940 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of saskatchewan

  • Up the mighty Saskatchewan for nearly a thousand miles they hurried on.


    Egerton Ryerson Young

  • It bordered a stream flowing, I concluded, into the Saskatchewan.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes

    William H. G. Kingston

  • “Heard you any news from the Saskatchewan of late,” said he.

    Away in the Wilderness

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • O man, if they would only send me up the Saskatchewan River!

    The Young Fur Traders

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The Saskatchewan brigade is the largest and most noisy that halts at Norway House.

    Hudson Bay

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for saskatchewan



a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 995 391 (2004 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles)Abbreviation: Sask, SK
a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for saskatchewan


Canadian province, named for the river running through it, from Cree kis-si-ska-tches-wani-sipi "rapid flowing river."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

saskatchewan in Culture


Province in west-central Canada, bordered to the north by the Northwest Territories, to the east by Manitoba, to the south by North Dakota and Montana, and to the west by Alberta. Its capital and largest city is Regina.


Some of the world's largest wheat fields grow on Saskatchewan's vast unbroken prairie.
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