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an island in the W Northwest Territories, in NW Canada. 24,600 sq. mi. (63,700 sq. km).
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How to use Banks Island in a sentence
The Last Ice Area is a vast floating landscape of solid ice extending from the northern coast of Greenland to Canada’s Banks Island in the west.Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark|Freda Kreier|November 15, 2021|Science News
I felt that our Banks Island scholars must be removed, and that at once lest they should die.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
On the Banks Island these prohibitions are very severe and painfully exact.Totem and Taboo|Sigmund Freud
Two of her brothers from Banks Island were staying with her at the time, and one was killed, but the other managed to escape.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for Banks Island
an island of N Canada, in the Northwest Territories: the westernmost island of the Arctic Archipelago. Area: about 67 340 sq km (26 000 sq miles)
an island of W Canada, off British Columbia. Length: about 72 km (45 miles)
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