Pronunciation: (ēr'ē), [key]
—pl. E•ries, (esp. collectively) E•rie for 3.
1. Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 mi. (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
2. a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. 119,123.
3. a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
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