a peninsula in N Canada: the northernmost part of the mainland of North America; former location of the north magnetic pole.
Gulf of, a gulf between this peninsula and Baffin Island. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boothia

Historical Examples of boothia

  • The rest of the month he devoted to the exploration of Boothia.

  • The Isthmus of Boothia is crossed by the two chains of lakes discovered by Ross.

  • This was at eight o'clock on the morning of the 1st of June, 1831, on the west coast of Boothia.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • Deer are hunted while swimming across the numerous lakes of Boothia, and the musk ox in the granite hills of its northern part.

  • This party had not communicated with the villages on the mainland of Boothia since the preceding fall (p. 260).