[ yangk-tuhn ]

noun,plural Yank·tons, (especially collectively) Yank·ton for 1.
  1. a member of one of two tribes of Dakota Indian people who inhabited the northern Great Plains in the 18th and 19th centuries.: Compare Yanktonai.

  2. a town in SE South Dakota.

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How to use Yankton in a sentence

  • For the ordination the Congregational churches of Yankton and Springfield had united in calling the council.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • The building is going up—August, 1877—a neat and substantial frame, the material of which was brought up from Yankton by boat.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs