[ ahy-luh nd-hop ]
/ ˈaɪ ləndˌhɒp /
verb (used without object), is·land-hopped, is·land-hop·ping.
to travel from island to island, especially to visit a series of islands in the same chain or area.
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Origin of island-hop
First recorded in 1940–45
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