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  1. Alexanderoriginally Alexander Selcraig, 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
  2. Also called Sel·kirk·shire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SE Scotland.
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  1. Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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