Nantucket definition by Webster's New World
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island of Mass., south of Cape Cod: summer resort: 46 sq mi (119 sq km); pop. 9,500
Nantucket definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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 from 1660 to 1692, when it was ceded to Massachusetts. It was a whaling center until the mid-1850s and is now a popular resort.
- Nan·tuckˈet·er noun
Nantucket - Cultural Definition
Resort island off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
- Center of whaling industry during the nineteenth century.