Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
  2. (noun, act) a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

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Alternate forms of Klondike

Hypernyms: patience, solitaire

Origin of the word Klondike

  1. tributary of the Yukon River in northwestern Canada, from Kutchin tron-duik "hammer river." Scene of a gold rush after 1896. more

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