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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river flowing about 3,185 km (1,980 mi) from southern Yukon Territory, Canada, through Alaska to the Bering Sea. It was a major route to the Klondike during the gold rush of 1897–1898.

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  • noun a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea

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Examples

  • The Yukon River, which is farther north, runs from the east toward the west.

    Stories of American Life and Adventure

  • Latour attempted to correct him, agreeing that they do sometimes swim downstream, but the Yukon River was a bit out of the way for a seal.

    Whitehorsestar.com News

  • Mackey was the ninth musher into this, the last of the Yukon River checkpoint before the race turns overland on the portage to Unalakleet on the Bering Sea.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Defending Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey Concedes 2011 Race

  • Veterinarians worried they bordered on being too thin, an observation that intensified the scrutiny the 26-year-old experienced in each successive checkpoint along the Yukon River to Kaltag, and from there, overland to Unalakleet and then along the coast of Norton Sound.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Iditarod Dogs on the Edge

  • Or, if you want a subtler smoke and a smaller fish, try the lustrous smoked Bering cisco that is fished in the northern waters of the Yukon River and available at select Wegmans $15 a pound, wegmans.com.

    Holy Smokeds

  • Veterinarians worried they bordered on being too thin, an observation that intensified the scrutiny the 26-year-old experienced in each successive checkpoint along the Yukon River to Kaltag, and from there, overland to Unalakleet and then along the coast of Norton Sound.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Iditarod Dogs on the Edge

  • Mackey was the ninth musher into this, the last of the Yukon River checkpoint before the race turns overland on the portage to Unalakleet on the Bering Sea.

    AlaskaDispatch.com: Defending Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey Concedes 2011 Race

  • Or, if you want a subtler smoke and a smaller fish, try the lustrous smoked Bering cisco that is fished in the northern waters of the Yukon River and available at select Wegmans $15 a pound, wegmans.com.

    Holy Smokeds

  • I have been in mosquito swarms in beaver meadows in northern Michigan, in wetlands in Canada, and near Alaska's Yukon River.

    A bear hug for Mother Russia

  • I have been in mosquito swarms in beaver meadows in northern Michigan, in wetlands in Canada, and near Alaska's Yukon River.

    A bear hug for Mother Russia

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