Definition of Palliser triangle in English:

Palliser triangle

(also Palliser's triangle)


  • (An unofficial name for) the semi-arid roughly triangular area of the Canadian prairies, comprising the southern parts of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.


1930s. From the name of John Palliser, Irish-born Canadian geographer and explorer, who surveyed the area for the British Colonial Office and the Royal Geographical Society between 1857 and 1860 + triangle. In β form from the genitive of Palliser + triangle.


Palliser triangle

/ˌpalɪsə ˈtrʌɪaŋɡl//ˌpalɪsə ˈtrʌɪəŋɡl/