Baffin Island

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Baffin Island

An island of eastern Nunavut, Canada, west of Greenland and south of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in the world.

Baffin Island

n
(Placename) the largest island of the Canadian Arctic, between Greenland and Hudson Bay. Area: 476 560 sq km (184 000 sq miles)

Baf′fin Is′land


n.
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Also called Baf′fin Land`.
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Noun1.Baffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic CanadaBaffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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And all this happened far away to the north, beyond Labrador, beyond Hudson's Strait, where the great tides heave the ice about, north of Melville Peninsula--north even of the narrow Fury and Hecla Straits--on the north shore of Baffin Land, where Bylot's Island stands above the ice of Lancaster Sound like a pudding-bowl wrong side up.
Later, they would go south into Baffin Land after the reindeer, and to get their year's store of salmon from the hundreds of streams and lakes of the interior; coming back north in September or October for the musk-ox hunting and the regular winter sealery.
The Baffin Land Corporation is in-charge of the Mary River iron ore project and Nunavut River iron ore Inc.