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/ ˈhæt ər əs /
Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape hatteras
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Cape Hatteras a promontory off the E coast of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, which is situated between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic: known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its danger to shipping
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Culture definitions for cape hatteras
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Called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the frequent storms that drive ships landward to their destruction.
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