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[kahr-tee-ey; French kar-tyey]
  1. Sir George É·tienne [zhawrzh ey-tyen] /ʒɔrʒ eɪˈtyɛn/, 1814–73, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1857–62, defense minister 1867–73.
  2. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/, 1491–1557, French navigator and explorer of Canada: discovered the St. Lawrence River.
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Historical Examples

  • He was ordered to watch the shore as far as Jacques-Cartier, and follow with his main body every movement of Holmes's squadron.

    Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour

    Francis Parkman

British Dictionary definitions for jacques cartier


  1. Jacques (ʒɑk). 1491–1557, French navigator and explorer in Canada, who discovered the St Lawrence River (1535)
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