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[spits-bur-guh n]
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  1. Spitsbergen.
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or Spitz·ber·gen

[spits-bur-guh n]
  1. a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway. 24,293 sq. mi. (62,920 sq. km).
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Norwegian Svalbard.
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Historical Examples

  • In 1817 the Neptune got up to the north of Spitzbergen, as far as the eighty-second degree.

    The English at the North Pole

    Jules Verne

  • And the cruise of the Farewell under him that got lost in the Spitzbergen seas!

  • He had himself been to Spitzbergen, and as far north as the 80th parallel of latitude.

  • Why didn't he take a ship-load of palm-leaf fans to Spitzbergen while he was about it?

  • They arrived off the coast of Spitzbergen about the middle of May 1827.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

British Dictionary definitions for spitzbergen


  1. another name for Svalbard
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