muk·​luk | \ ˈmək-ˌlək How to pronounce mukluk (audio) \

Definition of mukluk

1 : a sealskin or reindeer-skin boot typically worn by indigenous peoples of usually arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and eastern Siberia
2 : a boot often of duck with a soft leather sole and worn over several pairs of socks

Examples of mukluk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Midday on a downtown street she was adorned from headdress to mukluk with items hand-fashioned by herself and her family. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022 Instead of names being drawn from a mukluk at a packed banquet in Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center, this year’s starting order was determined by a digital number generator. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of mukluk

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mukluk

Yupik maklak bearded seal

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21 Jun 2022

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“Mukluk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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