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Tortuga

[tawr-too-guh]
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noun
  1. an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 23 miles (37 km) long; 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km).
French La Tortue.
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Examples from the Web for tortuga

Historical Examples

  • Are you related by chance to my good friend the Governor of Tortuga?

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • I shall send an offer of terms to the Governor of Tortuga that he will be forced to accept.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The cacao it was agreed should be taken to Tortuga to be sold.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • I'll be getting back to Tortuga and my buccaneers, who at least are honest, decent fellows.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Nor was he likely, on account of it, to allow himself to run to rust in the security of Tortuga.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for tortuga

Tortuga

noun
  1. an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)French name: La Tortue (la tɔrty)
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