Definition of elk in English:


Line breaks: elk
Pronunciation: /ɛlk

noun (plural same or elks)

  • 1 British term for moose.
    More example sentences
    • It had yielded both mule deer and elk for us in the past.
    • After I swapped for it, I took six mule deer and an elk before moving up to more ‘modern’ guns.
    • Prion diseases occur in sheep, goats, mink, mule deer, elk, cats and cows.


late 15th century: probably from Old English elh, eolh, with substitution of k for h.

More definitions of elk

Definition of elk in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody