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Aleutian Islands

plural noun
an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
Also called Aleutians. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It acquired the Aleutian Islands, largely in the Asiatic system.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • It is among the Aleutian Islands that these animals are chiefly taken.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • I am told that we have cousins living down in the Aleutian Islands who are very aristocratic indeed.

  • In the Aleutian Islands, it is said that ‘the invisible souls or shades of the departed wander about among their children.’

    The Ghost World

    T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
  • Returning, Behring discovered and named many of the Aleutian Islands and exchanged presents with the friendly natives.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Charges of the gravest nature have been made against men of high position who spend much time in the Aleutian Islands.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The summer voyage out among the Aleutian Islands is lovely beyond all description.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The welcome they received when they returned to their regular run among the Aleutian Islands is still described by the settlers.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Bering was forced by adverse conditions to return quickly, and discovered some of the Aleutian Islands on his way back.

British Dictionary definitions for Aleutian Islands

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea
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Aleutian Islands in Culture
Aleutian Islands [(uh-looh-shuhn)]

Chain of volcanic (see volcano) islands off western Alaska between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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