Ot·to Neu·mann [awt-toh noi-mahn], /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/, 1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup.
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How to use Sverdrup in a sentence
Captain Sverdrup, who accompanied him across Greenland, goes as navigating officer of the “Fram.”
Nansen and Sverdrup led the way with the large sleigh, while the others, each dragging a smaller one, followed in their wake.
Nansen was standing behind the large sleigh to steady it, while Sverdrup steered from the front.
All preparations being now made, Nansen and Sverdrup set off on their adventurous journey.
In the course of the winter Sverdrup set up a bear-trap of his own invention, but it did not prove very successful.