A river rising in southeast British Columbia, Canada, and flowing about 2,000 km (1,240 mi) south then west through the Columbia Plateau and along the Washington-Oregon border to its outlet on the Pacific Ocean.
Columbia-river Sentence Examples
In 1811 he founded at the mouth of the Columbia river a settlement named after him Astoria, which was intended to serve as the central depot; but two years later the settlement was seized and occupied by the English.
The Columbia river canoe resembled that of the Amur, the bow and stern being pointed at the water-line.
The religious concep tions of the fishing tribes on the Pacific coast between Mount St Elias and the Columbia river are worked out by Boas; the transformation from the hunting to the agricultural mode of life was accompanied by changes in belief and worship quite as radical.