[ hat-er-uhs ]

  1. Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina.

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How to use Hatteras in a sentence

  • Where it passes Cape Hatteras it has already lost a large share of its momentum and much of its heat, and is greatly widened.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • At noon the gale abated, and we ran swiftly across the Vineyard Sound, shaping our course for Hatteras.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • It was over six hundred miles to Cape Hatteras, and she had room enough to manœuvre in any manner she pleased.

  • Recognizing the importance of this harbor, the Confederates had early in the war fortified the point north of Hatteras Inlet.

  • The "Grape-shot," left to her fate, went ashore some fourteen miles above Hatteras.

British Dictionary definitions for Hatteras


/ (ˈhætərəs) /

  1. 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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