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A promontory of North Carolina's Outer Banks east of Pamlico Sound. The area's frequent storms have caused many shipwrecks nearby.
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(Placename) Cape Hatteras a promontory off the E coast of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, which is situated between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic: known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its danger to shipping
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Hat•ter•as(ˈhæt ər əs)
Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina.
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