American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- LakeOkeechobee A lake of southeast Florida north of the Everglades. It is a link in the Okeechobee Waterway, or Cross-Florida Waterway, a water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. The waterway is used by small commercial and pleasure craft.
- n. a lake in southeast Florida to the north of the Everglades
“The danger at Lake Okeechobee is water seeping through the dirt walls in little wormy, cancerous fingers.”
“Lake Okeechobee is getting back to normal and the drought is pretty much over.”
“Okeechobee is famous because of Roland Martin and it is certainly among the best.”
“I saw a brochure today from an outfitter in Okeechobee that offers a "Dog and Knife" wild hog hunt - Now, SON!”
“The name Okeechobee in Seminole Indian actually means big water, an appropriate title for the largest freshwater lake in the United States occurring entirely in one state.”
“We're starting to brace for the strongest parts of this storm to begin hitting this area, about an hour and a half, two hours ago the power started out and it's quite an eerie feeling here in the city of Okeechobee which is on the north edge of Lake Okeechobee.”
“You know, as hurricane Frances started to make its way on shore yesterday, we were - we had gone inland about 35 to 40 miles to the town of Okeechobee which is just on the northern edge of Lake Okeechobee where there, officials have been anticipating what could have - what was supposed to have been severe flooding, expecting 10 to 12 inches of rain in that area.”
“That's the term - "Okeechobee," in the tongue of the native Indians - used to describe the”
“The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains 675 dams, dikes and levees around the country and it ranks the Lake Okeechobee dike as one of a dozen or so facilities in critical need of attention.”
“-- Glenn Gannon stood in dusty, steel-toed boots and white hard hat on the grassy dike at Lake Okeechobee, one of the biggest lakes in America and one of the most worrisome.”
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