an island in the Arctic Ocean, N of Canada, belonging to Canada. 200 miles (320 km) long; 130 miles (210 km) wide.
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British Dictionary definitions for Melville Island
/ (ˈmɛlvɪl) /
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, north of Victoria Island: in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Area: 41 865 sq km (16 164 sq miles)
an island in the Arafura Sea, off the N central coast of Australia, separated from the mainland by Clarence Strait. Area: 6216 sq km (2400 sq miles)
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