Definition of elk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛlk/

noun (plural same or elks)

1British Another term for moose.
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.
2North American another term for wapiti.


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

Words that rhyme with elk


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