sagamore

noun
sag·​a·​more | \ ˈsa-gə-ˌmȯr How to pronounce sagamore (audio) \

Definition of sagamore

1 : a subordinate chief of the Algonquian Indians of the North Atlantic coast

Examples of sagamore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Governor Henry Schricker, who held the office in the '40s and '50s, presented his sagamore titles with considerable pomp. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of Indiana's highest honors. But what exactly is it?," 27 July 2017 The sagamore said the tribe had reached out to Brown over the years about the significance of the land and its ownership claim but the university had recently become unresponsive. Michelle R. Smith, The Seattle Times, "Tribe sets up encampment on Brown University land," 21 Aug. 2017 The sagamore said the tribe had reached out to Brown over the years about the significance of the land and its ownership claim but the university had recently become unresponsive. Washington Post, "Tribe sets up encampment on Brown University land," 21 Aug. 2017 His new enterprises — collectively they are called Plank Industries but nearly all have Sagamore in their names — are reshaping Baltimore’s waterfront and restoring luster to Maryland traditions and landmarks. Melissa Hoppert, New York Times, "Remaking Baltimore’s Waterfront, With a Splash of Whiskey," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of sagamore

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sagamore

Eastern Abenaki sὰkəmα

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“Sagamore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagamore. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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