Basket Maker


: any of three stages of an ancient culture of the plateau area of southwestern U.S.
also : a member of the people who produced the Basket Maker culture

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Basket Maker was in 1897

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“Basket Maker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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