Definition of Cape Horn

1. Noun. A rocky headland belonging to Chile at the southernmost tip of South America (south of Tierra del Fuego).

Group relationships: Chile, Republic Of Chile
Generic synonyms: Cape, Ness, Foreland, Head, Headland, Promontory

Definition of Cape Horn

1. Proper noun. the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cape Horn

Cape Breton
Cape Breton Island
Cape Canaveral
Cape Cod
Cape Cod Bay
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod and the Islands
Cape Codder
Cape Codders
Cape Colony
Cape Fear
Cape Fear River
Cape Flattery
Cape Girardeau
Cape Hatteras
Cape Horn (current term)
Cape Kennedy
Cape May
Cape May warbler
Cape Province
Cape Sable
Cape Town
Cape Trafalgar
Cape Verde
Cape Verde Islands
Cape Verde escudo
Cape Verde monetary unit
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean Creole

Literary usage of Cape Horn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Savages—Scenery of the Forests—Cape Horn—Wigwam Cove—Miserable Condition of the Savages—Famines—Cannibals—Matricide—Religious Feelings — Great ..."

2. Viagens ethnographicas sul americanas: Argentina by Charmian London, Online Archive of California, Simoens da Silva (1921)
"The fox Possum figures in'' The Valley of the Moon," which was resumed and completed on the Cape Horn voyage, and also in "The Mutiny of the Elsinore," this ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Twelve thousand went by way of Cape Horn and some three thousand by way of Chagres.* Those whose route was around the Horn met with few adventures, ..."

4. Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana, (, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. by Richard Henry Dana, (, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (2001)
"Originally published: Two years before the mast: a personal narrative. Boston; New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1840."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"... first arrival—Good Success Bay—An Account of the Fuegians on board—Interview with the Savages—Scenery of the Forests—Cape Horn—Wigwam Cove—Miserable ..."

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