[ hak-lit ]

  1. Richard, 1552?–1616, English geographer and editor of explorers' narratives.

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How to use Hakluyt in a sentence

  • Hakluyt recommends "the Apple John that dureth two years to make show of our fruit" to be carried by voyagers.

  • As Hakluyt wrote, 'it demanded a prince's purse to have the action thoroughly fulfilled without lingering.'

    Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
  • In an unmarked grave lies the body of Richard Hakluyt, the great geographer, who died in 1616.

    Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead
  • Laudonniere, in Hakluyt, gives the regal title among the Floridians as Paracoussi.

    The Lily and the Totem | William Gilmore Simms
  • The most authentic account is that by Hakluyt in 1582, and though it is rather long, it is worth extracting in full.

British Dictionary definitions for Hakluyt


/ (ˈhækluːt) /

  1. Richard. ?1552–1616, English geographer, who compiled The Principal Navigations, Voyages, and Discoveries of the English Nation (1589)

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