Slave River


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Slave River: Churchill River, Athabasca River

Slave River

A river, about 420 km (260 mi) long, of west-central Canada flowing between Lake Athabasca in northeast Alberta and Great Slave Lake in the southern Northwest Territories. It forms the central section of the Mackenzie River system.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Slave River

n
(Placename) a river in W Canada, in the Northwest Territories and NE Alberta, flowing from Lake Athabaska northwest to Great Slave Lake. Length: about 420 km (260 miles). Also called: Great Slave River
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Slave′ Riv′er


n.
a river in NE Alberta and the Northwest Territories, in Canada: flowing from Lake Athabaska NW to Great Slave Lake. 258 mi. (415 km) long.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mirror Landing is at the mouth of the Slave River where it runs into the Athabasca and here the car was taken from the boat in order to make a.
Hydrometric stations are installed on the Slave River at Fitzgerald (Alberta), and on the Mackenzie River at Strong Point, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, and Arctic Red River.
The accord, signed in May between Sawridge First Nation, the town of Slave Lake and Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, is a continuation of work undertaken in the past three years since the devastating fire in the region in May 2011.
8 In geography, in which North American country is the Slave river found?
The nation was concerned with the flooding of its traditional lands and turned down the project that would have harnessed the power of Alberta's Slave River to produce about 1,200 megawatts of energy.
Blanchet wrote about his journey through the waterways of the plateau east of the Slave River in the June 1950 feature "Into Unknown Country." From 1921 to 1925, Blanchet carried out numerous exploratory surveys in the Mackenzie and Keewatin districts of the Northwest Territories.
Shawn Bell writes for the Slave River Journal in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and Fort Chipewyan, Alberta.
In Hartman's words, "Every town or village had an atrocity to promote--a mass grave, an auction block, a slave river equivalent to a fried chicken franchise for petty traders, it was an expanded market for their goods (163).
THE LUSH GREENERY SURROUNDING the NNonkonsuo Slave River Memorial Center in Ghana, Africa, is gone, abruptly replaced by darkness.
28 In which country is the Slave River - named for the Awokanak people often enslaved by the Cree?
Great Slave Lake is fed chiefly by the Slave River, which combines the waters of the Peace and Athabasca systems.