elk: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (elk), [key]
— pl. elks, elk
  1. Also calledthe moose, Alces alces.
  2. Also calleda large North American deer, Cervus canadensis, the male of which has large, spreading antlers.
  3. a pliable leather used for sport shoes, made originally of elk hide but now of calfskin or cowhide tanned and smoked to resemble elk hide.
  4. (cap.) a member of a fraternal organizationthat supports or contributes to various charitable causes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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