Definition of Nantucket
1. Noun. An island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry.
Definition of Nantucket
1. Proper noun. An island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. ¹
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Literary usage of Nantucket
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1897)
"April ye 27th 1738 then Uriah Gardner and Ruth Bunker boath of Sher- born on nantucket ware maried by me George Bunker Justice of peace 1741 June ye 29th ..."
2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1900)
"Hassey was a nantucket fisherman, and had gone out in search of right whales, ... In 1726, as many as eighty- six were killed off the nantucket coast. ..."
3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"If in a large ship, and you make the south side of nantucket, bound over the shoals, ... If you are coming from sea, and make the island of nantucket to the ..."
4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1892)
"25 shot one bird on nantucket Island; Sept. 26, shot three, nantucket Island. ... June 3, saw a flock of eighteen on nantucket Island. 1891, May 27. ..."
5. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1878)
"THE nantucket INDIANS DESCRIBED BY ST. JOHN DE CREVE COEUR Translated for the Magazine nantucket, 10 September, 1772.—Before describing the Government ..."
6. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1845)
"The nantucket Inquirer contains a communication from Rev. C. Rich, formerly of Boston, proposing a plan by which the great obstruction to nantucket ..."
7. Historical Collections: Being a General Collection of Interesting Facts by John Warner Barber (1839)
"The original right of nantucket was obtained by Thomas Mayhew of James Forrett, agent of William Earl of Sterling, in 1641, at New York. ..."