- a peninsula in NE North America surrounded by Hudson Bay, the Atlantic, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, containing the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Quebec. 510,000 sq. mi. (1,320,900 sq. km).
- the portion of Newfoundland in the E part of the peninsula. About 120,000 sq. mi. (310,800 sq. km).
- (sometimes lowercase) Labrador retriever.
Examples from the Web for labrador
In response, Labrador called Simpson a “bully” and “an old-school legislator who went to Washington, D.C., to compromise.”
This week, Labrador pulled on that experience to explain why he is running a race few believe he can win.
On Friday afternoon, one Labrador aide told the Daily Beast that this time is different.
“I was stunned when Eric Cantor lost his primary election,” Labrador said in a statement today.
Ideologically polar opposites, Labrador and Gutierrez say they are committed to making a deal.Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal
May 11, 2013
It was more than this, however, that lured me back to Labrador.
It is safe to say that there is not a truthful Indian in Labrador.
January and February see the lowest temperatures of the Labrador winter.
In Labrador these missions are largely, though by no means wholly, self-supporting.
He grabbed at it like the "Labrador mack'rel" grabbed Stumpton's hook.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
- Also called: Labrador-Ungava a large peninsula of NE Canada, on the Atlantic, the Gulf of St Lawrence, Hudson Strait, and Hudson Bay: contains most of Quebec and the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; geologically part of the Canadian Shield. Area: 1 619 000 sq km (625 000 sq miles)
- Also called: Coast of Labrador a region of NE Canada, on the Atlantic and consisting of the mainland part of Newfoundland and Labrador province
- (often not capital) short for Labrador retriever
Word Origin and History for labrador
large province of eastern Canada, probably from Portuguese lavrador "landholder," perhaps in reference to 15c. Portuguese explorer Joao Fernandes, a landholder in the Azores. The name was first applied to Greenland. The breed of retriever dog so called from 1815. Related: Labradorian.