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Jan Mayen

[yahn mahy-uh n] /ˈyɑn ˈmaɪ ən/
noun
1.
a volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Norway: a possession of Norway. 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km).
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  • Well, Steve boy,” said the doctor, “what do you think of Jan Mayen?

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  • You said it was possible that they might have made for Jan Mayen and been frozen up there.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • The Jan Mayen data refer really to Gttingen mean time, but this was only twenty-three minutes late on local time.

  • But, after all, it is not much more surprising than my coming upon fox-tracks out on the ice between Jan Mayen and Spitzbergen.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • "I'd rather be lying out on Jan Mayen, shooting seal in forty degrees of frost," said Dirrik, wiping his brow.

    Dry Fish and Wet Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • An extreme case is represented by the data for Jan Mayen in these tables.

  • As for the voyage into the Jan Mayen waters in February, it would be dangerous but by no means impossible.

British Dictionary definitions for Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen

/ˈjæn ˈmaɪən/
noun
1.
an island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Norway: volcanic, with large glaciers; former site of Dutch whaling stations; annexed to Norway in 1929. Area: 373 sq km (144 sq miles)
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