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Basket Maker

an American Indian culture of the southwestern U.S. from 100 b.c. to a.d. 65 that developed in three phases, immediately preceded the Pueblo culture, and was noted for its basketry, agriculture, use of the bow and arrow, and, in its later stages, the building of semisubterranean houses.
an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker culture.
Origin of Basket Maker
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The result of the interview was a request that the basket-maker would write a poem for the Offering.

    Literary Byways William Andrews
  • In a tavern of the Faubourg he made the acquaintance of a basket-maker who worked at home.

  • I was born of poor and honest parents; and my father, who was a basket-maker by trade, taught me to plait all kinds of baskets.

  • "I am in search of a basket-maker who lives somewhere in this vicinity," said Sally.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • He said he was brought up with the gorgio and basket-maker Fulcher, who followed the caravan.

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • The office of midwife was hereditary in the family of the basket-maker.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • But you must remember that a basket-maker's hut is not exactly the right place for that.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • "Come home," said the basket-maker's wife, pulling her husband away.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Old Fulcher is termed, in a derisive manner, by Ursula, “a gorgio and basket-maker.”

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • By trade I am a basket-maker, like many another 'love-child.'

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for basket-maker

Basket Maker

a member of an early Native American people of the southwestern US, preceding the Pueblo people, known for skill in basket-making
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