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Definition of "elk" [elk]

  • See wapiti. (noun)
  • The moose. (noun)
  • A light, pliant leather of horsehide or calfskin, tanned and finished to resemble elk hide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elk" in a sentence
  • "I usually apply for the deer in the draw, but the elk is available over the counter for the areas we hunt."
  • "This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the"
  • "This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the Notes on Virginia, of which I had the honor of presenting you a copy."