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[yoo-kon] /ˈyu kɒn/
a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. About 2000 miles (3220 km) long.
a territory in NW Canada. 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km).
Capital: Whitehorse.
a town in central Oklahoma.
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Yukoner, noun Unabridged
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  • The soil on the banks of the Yukon and that of the islands probably never thaws far below the surface.

    Golden Alaska Ernest Ingersoll
  • What a fine brave fellow he had been in those early Yukon days!

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • I had started with four Chilkat Indians, who were to go over the whole length of the Yukon with me.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • Routledge had served in all parts of the West, including the Yukon.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • Here again is evidence of this tribe's affinity with the upper Yukon natives, and so with those of the Mackenzie.

British Dictionary definitions for Yukon


the Yukon, a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 31 209 (2004 est). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles) YT
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