Pribilof Islands

[ prib-uh-lawf, -lof ]

plural noun
  1. a group of islands in the Bering Sea, SW of Alaska, and belonging to the U.S.: the breeding ground of fur seals.

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How to use Pribilof Islands in a sentence

  • In this lease provision was made for the support and education of the Aleutians on the Pribilof Islands.

    North America | Israel C. Russell
  • It occurs regularly, sometimes abundantly, on the Pribilof Islands in the fall.

  • For many years the Pribilof Islands produced practically all the seal-pelts used in the manufacture of seal-fur garments.

    Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
  • And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.

    The Land of Nome | Lanier McKee
  • The fur seal, although widely distributed throughout the country, has but one breeding place,—the Pribilof Islands.

    The Land of Tomorrow | William B Stephenson, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for Pribilof Islands

Pribilof Islands

/ (ˈprɪbɪləf) /

pl n
  1. a group of islands in the Bering Sea, off SW Alaska, belonging to the US: the breeding ground of the northern fur seal. Area: about 168 sq km (65 sq miles): Also called: Fur Seal Islands

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