Definitions

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

  • n. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Navajo hooghan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Navajo hooghanĀ ("dwelling, house"). (Wiktionary)

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