Ad·​i·​ron·​dack | \ ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak How to pronounce Adirondack (audio) \
plural Adirondack or Adirondacks

Definition of Adirondack

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the Algonkian people formerly north of the St. Lawrence river
2 : a member of the Adirondack people


Ad·​i·​ron·​dack | \ ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak How to pronounce Adirondack (audio) \

Definition of Adirondack (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : characterized by an architectural style that employs log framing and natural elements for a rustic appearance When we arrive at the Mt. Mansfield Trout Club, our starting point, I am struck by the charm of its quaint, rustic, Adirondack-style lodge nestled alongside a peaceful little lake.— Priscilla Oehl, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 July 2010
2 of furniture : made with wide wooden slats similar to those of an Adirondack chair Adirondack tables Adirondack furniture

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First Known Use of Adirondack


1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Adirondack


borrowed from Mohawk atirǫ́ ·taks, literally, “they (who) eat trees” (formed with -rǫ́ ·t- “tree” and -k- “eat”)


Adirondack Mountains, New York

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“Adirondack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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