noun, plural Sa·hap·tins, (especially collectively) Sa·hap·tin for 1.
- a member of an American Indian people of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
- a language used by several American Indian tribes, including the Nez Percés, of the Columbia River basin.
- of or relating to the Sahaptins or to their languages.
- plural -tins, -tans, -tians, -tin, -tan or -tian a member of a North American Indian people of Oregon and Washington, including the Nez Percé
- the language of this people