Nantucket

[ nan-tuhk-it ]
/ nænˈtʌk ɪt /

noun

an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 15 miles (24 km) long.

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British Dictionary definitions for nantucket

Nantucket
/ (nænˈtʌkɪt) /

noun

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)
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Cultural definitions for nantucket

Nantucket

Resort island off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

notes for Nantucket

Center of whaling industry during the nineteenth century.
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