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Nordenskjöld

[ nawr-dn-shohld, -shuhld; Swedish noor-duhn-shœld ]
/ ˈnɔr dnˌʃoʊld, -ʃəld; Swedish ˈnur dənˌʃœld /
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noun

Baron Nils A·dolf E·rik [nils -ah-dawlf -ey-rik], /nɪls ˈɑ dɔlf ˈeɪ rɪk/, 1832–1901, Swedish Arctic explorer, geographer, and geologist; born in Finland.
his nephew, Nils Ot·to Gus·taf [nils -awt-too -goos-tahv], /nɪls ˈɔt tʊ ˈgʊs tɑv/, 1869–1928, Swedish Arctic and Antarctic explorer.

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How to use Nordenskjöld in a sentence

  • "The morning was so clear and bright that I absolutely do not know with what to compare it," Nordenskjold wrote.

  • Nordenskjold was the first navigator to137 double Cape Chelyuskin, the northern cape of Asia.

  • Our approximate position is forty miles east-north-east of Nordenskjold Ice Tongue.

    South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton

British Dictionary definitions for Nordenskjöld

Nordenskjöld
/ (Swedish ˈnuːrdənʃœld) /

noun

Baron Nils Adolf Erik (nils ˈɑːdɔlf ˈeːrik). 1832–1901, Swedish Arctic explorer and geologist, born in Finland. He was the first to navigate the Northeast Passage (1878–79)
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