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Carpentaria

[kahr-puh n-tair-ee-a]
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noun
  1. Gulf of, a gulf on the coast of N Australia. About 480 miles (775 km) long; about 300 miles (485 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for carpentaria

Historical Examples

  • Settlements have been established on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

    Explorations in Australia

    John Forrest

  • In the Gulf of Carpentaria he had also done some entirely original work.

    Terre Napoleon

    Ernest Scott

  • Carpentaria: supposed strait from gulf to Southern Australia.

    Terre Napoleon

    Ernest Scott

  • Duyfken Point, after the first vessel which entered the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  • The shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria have undergone a minute examination.


British Dictionary definitions for carpentaria

Carpentaria

noun
  1. Gulf of Carpentaria a shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea, in N Australia between Arnhem Land and Cape York Peninsula
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