Captain Cook


Captain Cook
noun
English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
Syn: ↑Cook, ↑James Cook, ↑Captain James Cook
Instance Hypernyms: ↑navigator

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Captain Cook [Captain Cook]
(James Cook 1728–79) an English sailor and ↑explorer who made three journeys by sea to the Pacific Ocean. He was the first European to arrive on the east coast of Australia. He drew maps of the coasts of Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. He was also the first European to arrive at ↑Hawaii, where he was killed in a fight with the local people.

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