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Nordenskjöld

[nawr-dn-shohld, -shuh ld; Swedish noor-duh n-shœld]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. his nephewNils Ot·to Gus·taf [nils awt-too goo s-tahv] /nɪls ˈɔt tʊ ˈgʊs tɑv/, 1869–1928, Swedish arctic and antarctic explorer.
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Historical Examples of nordenskjold

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

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

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

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


British Dictionary definitions for nordenskjold

Nordenskjöld

noun
  1. 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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