Definition of Frobisher

1. Noun. English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594).

Exact synonyms: Sir Martin Frobisher
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer, Navigator

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frobisher

Fritillaria recurva
Fritz Albert Lipmann
Fritz Haber
Fritz Kreisler
Fritz W. Meissner
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Frobenius number
Frobenius numbers
Frobisher Bay
Froehde's reagent
Frohlich's dwarfism
Frohn's reagent
Froin's syndrome

Literary usage of Frobisher

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"The bearer of tne letter was frobisher, to whom a license was granted by the company 3 Feb ... who, with other adventurers, enabled frobisher to fit out the ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1863)
"frobisher Strait proved to be a Bay, and on the Fate of Five Men of the Arctic Expedition in the reign of Elizabeth. By Mr. CF HALL, of Ohio; ..."

3. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1875)
"The woodcut represents frobisher in a canoe, throwing darts at wild fowl, ... 25996 frobisher. Ausfuhrliche Beschreibung des theils bewohnt theils ..."

4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"A " Company of Cathay " was formed, with frobisher as its ... frobisher sailed in * A full and very interesting record of Richard Eden and his work was ..."

5. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1843)
"I.—The Voyages of Martin frobisher.* By AB BECHER, Commander, RN, of the Hydrographical Office, Admiralty. IT is remarkable that, while numerous voyages of ..."

6. Arctic Researches, and Life Among the Esquimaux: Being the Narrative of an by Charles Francis Hall (1865)
"Prepare to leave twelfth Encampment.—Proceed on tho Voyage.—Passing along Head of frobisher Bay.—Peale Point.—Bishop's Island. ..."

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