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northland

[nawrth-luh nd, -land] /ˈnɔrθ lənd, -ˌlænd/
noun
1.
the land or region in the north.
2.
the northern part of a country.
3.
(initial capital letter) the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden.
Origin of northland
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -land
Related forms
northlander, noun
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Examples from the Web for northlander
Historical Examples
  • He greeted the arrival with the easy casualness of the northlander.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • As a northlander I cannot accustom myself to the French mode of acting tragedy.

    The True Story of My Life Hans Christian Andersen
  • The northlander's heavy, slow-moving feet stopped entirely as he turned a stolid face toward the foreman.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • He glanced quickly at the big Englishman and saw that his eyes were upon the northlander.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for northlander

Northlander

/ˈnɔːθləndə/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
2.
(in Canada) a native or inhabitant of the far north

Northland

/ˈnɔːθlənd/
noun
1.
the peninsula containing Norway and Sweden
2.
(in Canada) the far north
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