from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American confederacy located on the northern Great Plains, composed of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan tribes. Traditional Blackfoot life was based on nomadic buffalo hunting.
- n. A member of this confederacy.
- n. The northernmost tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy, inhabiting central Alberta.
- n. A member of this tribe.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan.
- n. See Sihasapa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a Native American confederacy of several tribes
- proper n. a member of these tribes
- proper n. the Algonquian language of these people
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Blackfeet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of matrimonial go-between, who in a friendly way acts as introducer, and generally facilitates the earlier stages of courtship.
- n. [capitalized] One of a certain tribe of North American Indians, the most western division of the Algonkin stock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
- n. any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot
Translation of Blackfoot siksiká (perhaps from the blackening of their moccasins, either from painting them or from walking near prairie fires) : sik, black + ika, foot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)