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Grand Turk

an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands of the West Indies. 7 miles (11 km) long.
capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, on Grand Turk.

Turks and Caicos Islands

[turks; kahy-kohs, key-] /tɜrks; ˈkaɪ koʊs, ˈkeɪ-/
plural noun
two groups of islands in the SE Bahamas: British crown colonies. About 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
Capital: Grand Turk. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Grand Turk
Historical Examples
  • One would think he was the Emperor what's his name, or the Grand Turk.

  • I knew he would explain to you what it means to be the son of the Grand Turk.

  • Too fierce for a prince; he ought to have been the Grand Turk.

    The Lady of Lyons Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • But we women are all alike in one thing, we are all fatalists, like the Grand Turk.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • The Viceroy aims at being nominally, as he is really, the Grand Turk.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • Sometimes he was Jackson an' sometimes he was the Grand Turk.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • So swathed is it in bandages, that the turban of the Grand Turk is less!

  • There was the Grand Turk, resplendent in his sable and cloth of gold.

    A Book of Quaker Saints

    Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  • She suffers from her wicked old mother and her Grand Turk of a brother.

    The American Henry James
  • Not if the Grand Turk himself should come and entreat her on his knees to do up a collar for him.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Turk

Turks and Caicos Islands

plural noun
a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas: consists of the eight Turks Islands, separated by the Turks Island Passage from the Caicos group, which has six main islands. Capital: Grand Turk. Pop: 47 754 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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