- an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 15 miles (24 km) long.
Examples from the Web for nantucket
His great grandfather sailed from Cape Verde and was involved in the whaling industry of Nantucket Island, Mass.Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement
September 7, 2014
But colorful versions of Nantucket Reds are, politically, a risky choice.Anthony Weiner Is Now Wearing Colorful Pants on the Mayoral Campaign Trail
June 28, 2013
The Nantucket emergency preparedness council is meeting after hours.Hurricane Season Is Starting, and Projections Are Higher Than Average
May 29, 2013
In a devastating ad, footage of Kerry riding the breeze of Nantucket was juxtaposed with hits on his alleged “flip-flopping.”Santorum’s Audi and Other Political Transportation Follies
February 18, 2012
Mark Madoff lived a high-end lifestyle with homes in Manhattan, Nantucket, and Greenwich, Connecticut.Mark Madoff's Agony
Allan Dodds Frank
December 11, 2010
The pavement then was round cobble stones, like some of the roads in Nantucket.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Nantucket and Cape Cod are next-door neighbors, as you might say!Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
He glanced at the postmark, saw that it was Nantucket, and stuck the note behind the clock.
The lady from Nantucket hastily rose and wiped her eyes with her apron.
The lady from Nantucket looked up into his face with a happy laugh.
- an island off SE Massachusetts: formerly a centre of the whaling industry; now a resort. Length: nearly 24 km (15 miles). Width: 5 km (3 miles). Pop (county and town): 10 724 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for nantucket
island off Massachusetts, early forms include Natocke, Nantican, Nautican; from an obscure southern New England Algonquian word, perhaps meaning "in the middle of waters." Related: Nantucketer.