a group of three islands in the S Pacific, 400 miles (645 km) W of and belonging to Chile: Alexander Selkirk, the alleged prototype of Robinson Crusoe, was marooned here 1704.
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How to use Juan Fernández in a sentence
He died on the 24th of March, 1770, near the island of Juan Fernandez.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne
The next land they saw was Juan Fernandez, but missing the proper anchorage, they were unable to bring up.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Buccaneers who lived three years on the Island Juan Fernandez.History of the Buccaneers of America | James Burney
Both being bound for Juan Fernandez's Isle, we kept company, and we spared him bread and beef, and he spared us water.The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19 | Various
Selkirk was not the first sailor abandoned upon the island of Juan Fernandez.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne