Adirondack
Adirondack type of lawn or deck chair (Adirondack chair is attested from 1906), said to have been designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, owner of the Westport Mountain Spring, a resort in the Adirondack region of New York State, and commercially manufactured the following year, but said originally to have been called Westport chair after the town where it was first made. Adirondack Mountains is a back-formation from Adirondacks, treated as a plural noun but really from Mohawk (Iroquoian) adiro:daks "tree-eaters," a name applied to neighboring Algonquian tribes, in which the -s is an imperfective affix.

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  • Adirondack — es un macizo montañoso de los Estados Unidos en el noroeste del estado de Nueva York. Tiene una extensión de 25.000 kilómetros cuadrados entre montañas, tierras boscosas, colinas redondas, valles en forma de U y lagos. Contenido 1 Origen de su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Adirondack — es un macizo montañoso de los Estados Unidos en el noroeste del estado de Nueva York. Su cima más alta es el monte Marcy (1.629 m). Entre sus picos, modelados por los glaciares, se encuentran numerosos lagos; sus laderas están cubiertas de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Adirondack — notoc Adirondack may refer to: *Adirondack Mountains (New York, United States) (also known as the Adirondacks ) *Adirondack County, New York, a proposed new county in New York. *Adirondack Park, the largest state level protected area in the… …   Wikipedia

  • adirondack — ˌadəˈränˌdak noun (plural adirondack or adirondacks) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Mohawk Hatiróntaks, literally, they eat trees 1. : the Algonkian people formerly north of the St. Lawrence river …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adirondack — Adirondacks Adirondacks Chaînes du nord est des Appalaches Géographie Altitude 1 629 m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adirondack — /ad euh ron dak/, n., pl. Adirondacks, (esp. collectively) Adirondack. 1. a member of an Algonquian people living mainly north of the St. Lawrence River. 2. Adirondacks. See Adirondack Mountains. [‡1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Adirondack — n. member of an Algonquian people who live north of the St. Lawrence River; resort village in the Adirondack Mountains …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adirondack — ad·i·ron·dack …   English syllables

  • Adirondack —    Akilonakaka, Adironadaka …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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