an island forming the NE part of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 3,970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km).
- Also called Cape Breton Island.
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How to use Cape Breton in a sentence
They therefore began to make fishing trips across the Atlantic, and before long gave their name to Cape Breton.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
He labored as a missionary in the Highlands until 1824, when he emigrated to Cape Breton.History of Prince Edward Island | Duncan Campbell
Cape Breton was besieged this Summer, in a creditable manner; and taken.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The speedy result was also the entire possession of the island of Cape Breton.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
Cape Breton, from the above date, after having been separated from Nova Scotia until 1820, was rannexed to the latter.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich