There were three Dutch voyages to the Arctic archipelago in the 16th century.
Power has withered at the center and devolved to an archipelago of fiefdoms where warlords rule without the burdens of governing.
The largest of an archipelago of islands, Santorini is the vestige of a single volcanic landmass that erupted around 1600 BC.
There are political mutinies happening all across America: America is an archipelago of political insurrection.
They looked like maps of an archipelago, their natural pink-white hue splotched with huge, coppery splats.
Pilots were taken by the several vessels, and the fleet entered the archipelago, through which it was to sail for thirty miles.
The money was all in silver, as it is all over India and the archipelago for general use.
The Turkish fleet, which had been for some time cruising in the archipelago, has returned to Constantinople.
When that is done, in all this archipelago there will remain no enemy except the Dutch.
The semibarbarous inhabitant of the archipelago, born and bred in this position, naturally becomes a pirate.
c.1500, from Italian arcipelago "the Aegean Sea" (13c.), from Greek arkhipelagos, from arkhi- "chief" (see archon) + pelagos "sea" (see pelagic). The Aegean Sea being full of island chains, the meaning was extended in Italian to "any sea studded with islands." Klein, noting the absence of arkhipelagos in ancient or Medieval Greek (the modern word in Greek is borrowed from Italian) believe it is an Italian mistake for Aigaion pelagos "Aegean Sea" (Medieval Latin Egeopelagus), or influenced by that name.
A group of islands near one another.