1. a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. About 2000 miles (3220 km) long.
  2. a territory in NW Canada. 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km). Capital: Whitehorse.
  3. a town in central Oklahoma.
Related formsYu·kon·er, noun
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Historical Examples of yukon

  • It is somewhat in the vein of "Sourdough" Service, the Yukon bard.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service

  • Furthermore, there was no dog like him on the Mackenzie nor the Yukon.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • What a fine brave fellow he had been in those early Yukon days!

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Of El Dorado, or his real reason for leaving the Yukon, he said nothing.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • He meant to break away from his present employment when the Yukon “rush” came.

British Dictionary definitions for yukon


  1. the Yukon a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 31 209 (2004 est). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles)Abbreviation: YT
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