see also: Elk
Pronunciation Noun

elk (plural elk)

  1. Any of various large species of deer such as red deer, moose or wapiti (see usage notes).
    1. The subspecies of the moose (Alces alces alces, alternatively named Eurasian elk because the wapiti is also called elk) that occurs only in Europe and Asia (not to be confused with the species called moose {Alces alces} which encompasses all subspecies of the moose).
    2. (now, chiefly, Europe) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
    3. (North America) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose.
Synonyms Noun

elk (plural elks)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of elke#English|elke qual the common swan (Cygnus cygnus, syn. Cygnus ferus


elk (plural elks)

  1. (informal) An Acorn Electron computer.
    • 1999, "Lionel Smith", Reading old DOS discs on a BBC (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.misc)
      Even modified it so that it would work with the differently ordered registers of an Electron. Never did get it working fully on the Elk, I think my Elk with Mode 7 box caused a problem with the use of IRQ workspace, system speed was also a factor IIRC.
    • 2003, "Gareth Williams", What is Electron Elite V2? (on Internet newsgroup alt.fan.elite)
      I'm pretty certain I remember seeing it on a price list when most BBC and Elk games had to be mail ordered (I think Impact was the mail order company - they also produced games like Zenon and Clogger).
  2. A member of a fraternal organization for men called the Elks.

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