- Tris·tão da [treesh-toun] /triʃˈtãʊ̃/, 1460–1540?, Portuguese navigator and explorer.
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For this important office the king first selected Tristo da Cunha, a daring and skilful commander and navigator.
Tristo da Cunha was before all things an explorer; his hope was to discover fresh countries for his royal master.
The island of Tristan da Cunha was sighted, looming in the evening light like some huge monster rising out of the ocean.In the Eastern Seas
They were no doubt making for Tristo da Cunha, which lies at a distance of about 400 miles in that direction.