Definitions for klondikeˈklɒn daɪk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word klondike
a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
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
A source of wealth or something else valuable.
A region and river in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
A particular solitaire card game, requiring ordering randomly ordered cards according to rank.
Origin: From Klondike, a region in the Yukon territory of Canada that saw a gold rush.
Klondike is a patience game. Many people refer to Klondike as patience or solitaire, it being one of the better known of the family of patience games.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a small section of Yukon, a territory in the extreme NW. of N. America, and a present-day centre of pilgrimage by gold-seekers since the recent discovery of the gold-fields there.
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