Dictionary.com

Selkirk

[ sel-kurk ]
/ ˈsɛl kɜrk /
Save This Word!

noun
Alexander originally Alexander Selcraig, 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
Also called Sel·kirk·shire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher]. /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in southeastern Scotland.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Selkirk in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Selkirk

Selkirk
/ (ˈsɛlˌkɜːk) /

noun
Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK