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A region of Yukon Territory, Canada, just east of Alaska and traversed by the Klondike River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. Gold was discovered here in August 1896, leading to the gold rush of 1897-1898 in which more than 30,000 people sought their fortune in the frozen north.
A form of solitaire in which 28 cards are laid out in seven piles and the player moves through the remainder of the deck one or three cards at a time. The objective is to remove the aces and build sequential stacks sorted by suit ascending up to king.
[From Klondike (perhaps because the game became popular around the time of the Klondike gold rush ).]
old-fashioned chiefly Canadian a rich source of something
chiefly Scot to transfer (bulk loads of fish) to factory ships at sea for processing
nAlso spelt: Klondyke
1. (Placename) a region of NW Canada, in the Yukon in the basin of the Klondike River: site of rich gold deposits, discovered in 1896 but largely exhausted by 1910. Area: about 2100 sq km (800 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in NW Canada, rising in the Yukon and flowing west to the Yukon River. Length: about 145 km (90 miles)
1. a region of the Yukon territory in NW Canada: gold rush 1897–98.
2. a river in this region, flowing into the Yukon. 90 mi. (145 km) long.
3. (l.c.) a variety of solitaire.
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|Noun||1.||Klondike - a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910|
|2.||klondike - 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|