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[taz-muh n; Dutch tahs-mahn]
  1. A·bel Jans·zoon [ah-buh l yahn-sohn] /ˈɑ bəl ˈyɑn soʊn/, 1602?–59, Dutch navigator and explorer.
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Examples from the Web for tasman

Historical Examples

  • Tasman's account of the natives—Cook's—Labillardière's—Flinders'.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)

    John West

  • Port Arthur—one of the penal settlements on Tasman's Peninsula.

  • Hamilton mentions that the tradition of Tasman's visit in 1642 was still preserved.

  • "This is the second country discovered by us," says 'Tasman.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • With the exception of Tasman, in 1642, no European captain had ever visited its shores.

British Dictionary definitions for tasman


  1. Abel Janszoon (ˈabəl ˈjansuːn). 1603–59, Dutch navigator, who discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Tonga and Fiji Islands (1642–43)
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