Five Nations


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Five Nations

pl.n.
The Iroquois confederacy as originally formed by the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples.

Five Nations

pl n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a confederacy of North American Indian peoples living mainly in and around present-day New York state, consisting of the Cayugas, Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, and Senecas. Also called: Iroquois See also Six Nations

Five′ Na′tions


n.pl.
the Iroquois Indian confederacy of New York, comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca.
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Noun1.Five Nations - a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations)Five Nations - a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
league - an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
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He said they were five nation (we could not make him understand the plural
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But Tait, who took his Five Nations bow in sizz-ling style, reckons the low-down ploy backfired badly and led to Scotland handing out a beating.
England's noon deadline for saving their place in the Five Nations Championship came and went today without contact between Twickenham and Five Nations chairman Allan Hosie.
After losing to Italy and Scotland this season, a Paris victory for the Irish would be the biggest upset in 90 years of the Five Nations.
Wales suffered their biggest ever hiding, 60-26, by England in the Five Nations .
The Cardiff No 8 fears his Welsh Rugby Union contract could be torn up if he is axed from the squad for the Five Nations championship which starts in three weeks.
Greedy England were sensationally KICKED out of rugby's Five Nations Championships last night.
LIONS forwards Keith Wood and Paul Wallace last night paid the price for Ireland's Five Nations failure when they were axed for next week's game against Italy.
England's Five Nations leader Lawrence Dallaglio has warned dual champions France that the final leg of their bid for a title hat-trick will be the toughest.