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Nan·tuck·et

 (năn-tŭk′ĭt)
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.

Nantucket

(nænˈtʌkɪt)
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)

Nan•tuck•et

(nænˈtʌk ɪt)

n.
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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The Nantucketer, he alone resides and riots on the sea; he alone, in Bible language, goes down to it in ships; to and fro ploughing it as his own special plantation.
To the Nantucketer, they present the two extremes of all the known varieties of the whale.
Getchell, a distant relative of Macy's, was a fellow Nantucketer, and she not only had a good head tor business but helped Macy understand what his main customers--women--wanted, hour years after Getchell became store superintendent, Macy's revenue topped $1 million.
I can say nothing more that is true of ye, nor can the oldest Nantucketer.
Nevertheless, so well did he succeed in that dissembling, that when with ivory leg he stepped ashore at last, no Nantucketer thought him otherwise than but naturally grieved, and that to the quick, with the terrible casualty which had overtaken him.
Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honorable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to St.
The Syren in this famous voyage was commanded by a Captain Coffin, a Nantucketer.
When the polite landsman first hears it from the gaunt Nantucketer, he is apt to set it down as one of the whaleman's self-derived savageries.