Lake, a lake in E California and W Nevada, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: resort. About 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. km); 6225 feet (1897 meters) above sea level.

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Contemporary Examples of tahoe

  • When the Tahoe came to a dead stop, he jumped out and was swiftly caught—just 16 minutes after OnStar was activated.

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    Killing the High-Speed Chase

    Harold Evans

    June 28, 2010

Historical Examples of tahoe

  • "Tahoe must be on the top of a mountain," grumbled Bart, after a time.

  • He probably had attracted the girls who had been at Tahoe Inn as he did her.


    Grace May North

  • The boys had reached Tahoe on their wheels, there being a road to the lake.

    Frank Merriwell's Alarm

    Burt L. Standish

  • In the Tahoe region it is invariably called a tamarack or tamarack pine.

    The Lake of the Sky

    George Wharton James

  • The placid summer views are exquisite and soul-stirring, but what of Tahoe now?

    The Lake of the Sky

    George Wharton James

British Dictionary definitions for tahoe



Lake Tahoe a lake between E California and W Nevada, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an altitude of 1899 m (6229 ft). Area: about 520 sq km (200 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for tahoe


Lake on the Nevada-California border, from Washo /da'aw/ "lake."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper