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An island of southeast Massachusetts south of Cape Cod, from which it is separated by Nantucket Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. Settled in 1659, the island was part of New York until 1692, when it was ceded to Massachusetts. It was a whaling center until the mid-1850s and is now a popular resort.

Nan·tuck′et·er n.


(Placename) an island off SE Massachusetts: formerly a centre of the whaling industry; now a resort. Length: nearly 24 km (15 miles). Width: 5 km (3 miles). Pop (county and town): 10 724 (2003 est)


(nænˈtʌk ɪt)

an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 5087; 15 mi. (24 km) long.
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Noun1.Nantucket - an island resort off Cape CodNantucket - an island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry
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Much was I disappointed upon learning that the little packet for Nantucket had already sailed, and that no way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday.
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A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket, where, with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady, common sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.
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