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 (wīt′hôrs′, hwīt′-)
The capital and largest city of Yukon Territory, Canada, in the southern part of the territory on the Yukon River. It was an important trading center during the Klondike gold rush (1897-1898) and has been the territorial capital since 1953.


(Placename) a town in NW Canada: capital of the Yukon Territory. Pop: 27 889 (2013)


(ˈʰwaɪtˌhɔrs, ˈwaɪt-)

capital of the Yukon Territory, in NW Canada. 15,199.
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Noun1.Whitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon TerritoryWhitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
Yukon Territory, Yukon - a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
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The Uffington White Horse prehistoric hill carving is in which English county?
Indeed, only a short drive away is the prehistoric Uffington White Horse, a 374ft steed etched into the hills with chalk.
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And in 2012, Paddy Power celebrated the Cheltenham Festival by putting a giant jockey on the 3000-year-old Uffington White Horse carving on an Oxfordshire hillside.
The father-of-three Halliwell confessed to Det Supt Steve Fulcher to killing O'Callaghan and showed him where he had buried the body near the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire.
The National Trust will be investigating world-famous hill carving the Uffington White Horse, which dates back around 3,000 years to the late Bronze age, after the Irish-based bookmaker added the outline of a jockey.
Miss O'Callaghan's body was discovered 15 miles away, close to the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire.
Following Halliwell's arrest at a taxi rank at an Asda supermarket in Swindon, police recovered Miss O'Callaghan's body near the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire.