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Spitsbergen

or Spitz·ber·gen

[spits-bur-guh n]
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noun
  1. a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway. 24,293 sq. mi. (62,920 sq. km).
Norwegian Svalbard.
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Examples from the Web for spitsbergen

Historical Examples

  • In 1878 we were compelled to winter on the north-western coast of Spitsbergen.

    Nightmare Tales

    H. P. Blavatsky

  • I have described examples of it in Spitsbergen and the Andes which need not be quoted here.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

  • The coast of Spitsbergen is rich with the tales and traditions of human achievement and suffering.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

  • Yet in Spitsbergen this only happens in a relatively small area, within Kings Bay.

    The Alps

    Martin Conway

  • On this occasion he had two ships, and on the outward journey sighted Bear Island and Spitsbergen, where the ships separated.


British Dictionary definitions for spitsbergen

Spitsbergen

noun
  1. another name for Svalbard
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