HyperDic: klan

English > 1 sense of the word Klan:
NOUNgroupKlan, Ku Klux Klan, KKKa secret society of white Southerners in the United States
Klan > pronunciation
Rhymesafghan / Afghan ... Yucatan: 118 rhymes with aen...
English > Klan: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics / tactics to suppress Black people.
SynonymsKu Klux Klan, KKK
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofsecret societyA society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
MembersKlansman, Ku Kluxer, KluxerA member of the Ku Klux Klan
grand dragonA high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
klavernA local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
RegionSouthThe region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
SpanishK.K.K., KKK, Ku Klux Klan
CatalanKu Klux Klan

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