Definitions

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  • proper noun Yukon Territory

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  • noun a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
  • noun a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s

Etymologies

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Gwich'in yukon ("great river").

Examples

  • YUKON - A father and his son were hurt when an all-terrain vehicle they were riding in flipped Friday morning, a Yukon police spokeswoman said.

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  • This has already been done in Yukon, is close to being completed in the Northwest Territories and will be a significant advancement for Nunavut.

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  • The immediate effect of the substitution of large operations on the Yukon is a great decrease in population.

    The Present Condition and Future Prospects of the Yukon

  • I do not know the Yukon is so big river, but Yamikan has seen with his own eyes.

    THE WHITE MAN'S WAY

  • Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth - bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland.

    To Build A Fire

  • But they were racing for a million dollars and great honour in Yukon Country.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE

  • Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth - bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland.

    To Build A Fire

  • DAY HAD BROKEN cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland.

    To Build a Fire

  • On our first album, we did a song of his called "Yukon Railroad," and then later, we recorded "House At Pooh Corner," which later went on to become a big hit for Loggins & Messina.

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  • The Yukon is breaking up and the dogs are swept downstream under the ice; they save the sled but cut the traces on the dogs.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

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