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[daw-suh n] /ˈdɔ sən/
Sir John William, 1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator.
William Levi, 1899–1990, U.S. composer and conductor.
a town in NW Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers: former capital of the Yukon Territory. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Wait until you've had your breakfast, and then you shall see," said Dawson.

    Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • When the steamboat arrived at Dawson, White Fang went ashore.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Mac wasn't in Dawson, but he got there next mo'nin' and heard the news.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • He no longer argued with Captain Dawson, for it was useless.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • Dawson whistled softly, sat up straight, and stared hard at his flying mate and dearest friend.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for Dawson


a town in NW Canada, in the Yukon on the Yukon River: a boom town during the Klondike gold rush (at its height in 1899). Pop: 1251 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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