from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of wickiup.
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- n. Alternative spelling of wickiup.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hut used by the nomadic Indian tribes of the arid regions of the west and southwest United States, typically elliptical in form, with a rough frame covered with reed mats or grass or brushwood.
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- n. a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brush; used by nomadic American Indians in the southwestern United States
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Everywhere the naked, hungry, frightened little Indian children, darting behind bush or into wikiup at sight of you.
They peered out of the "door" of the wikiup as daddy held back the blanket that served as a curtain over the entrance.
"Was she over at my wikiup the other evening?" asked Black Bear, with interest.
The four children peered out of the wikiup and saw the party of horsemen dismount.
Vi and Laddie were so curious that they wished to examine everything in the wikiup.
Then he went behind a blanket that was hung up at one side of the wikiup, all the time talking gaily to Cowboy Jack and Mr. Bunker, and when he reappeared he was dressed just as Daddy Bunker dressed back home when he went to the lodge or to a banquet!
Out of a box Chief Black Bear took certain treasures that he gave to the four little Bunkers who visited his wikiup.
"Me taky you my wikiup-HUH!" said Frank Whittaker invitingly.
Stooping he examined it closely and found to his surprise that it was the opening of a shelter tent or wikiup.
He makes a wikiup of branches, lights a small fire, and plays solitaire until the weather clears.