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[hat-er-uh s] /ˈhæt ər əs/
Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina. Unabridged
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Cape Hatteras, a promontory off the E coast of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, which is situated between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic: known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its danger to shipping
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Cape Hatteras [(hat-uhr-uhs)]

Promontory on Hatteras Island off North Carolina, a low, sandy barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound.

Note: Called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the frequent storms that drive ships landward to their destruction.
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