Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A one-room Navajo structure traditionally built with the entrance facing east, used as a dwelling or for ceremonial purposes. Early hogans were made of earth-covered poles, with later models often built of logs, stones, and other materials.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of strong liquor.
  • noun A hut of the Navaho Indians, consisting of a conical framework covered with poles, bark, and earth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An earth-covered Navajo lodge; it is traditionally built with the entrance facing east.

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  • noun A one-room Navajo dwelling or ceremonial lodge, constructed of wood and earth and covered with mud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Navajo lodge covered with earth; traditionally built with the entrance facing east
  • noun United States golfer who won many major golf tournaments (1912-1997)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Navajo hooghan.]

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From Navajo hooghan ("dwelling, house").

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