from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American dwelling commonly having an arched or conical framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dwelling having an arched framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats, used by Native Americans in the northeastern United States.
- n. Any more or less similar dwelling used by indigenous people in other parts of the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; -- called also tepee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The tent or lodge of a North American Indian, generally of a conical shape and formed of bark or mats, or now most often of skins, laid over poles (called lodge-poles) stacked on the ground and converging at the top, where is left an opening for the escape of smoke.
- A large building; especially, a large structure in which a nominating convention or other political gathering is held.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides
Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Western Abenaki wigwôm or Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot) wigwom (both meaning "house"), from Proto-Algonquian. (Wiktionary)