Thule Definition

tho͝olē
noun
A Native American culture that spread eastward across coastal Arctic regions to eastern Canada and Greenland from its beginnings in the Bering Strait region, flourishing from about 1000 to 1600.
American Heritage
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proper name
Among the ancients, the northernmost region of the world, possibly taken to be Norway, Iceland, Jutland, etc.
Webster's New World
Eskimo settlement on the NW coast of Greenland: site of U.S. air base.
Webster's New World
other
The most northerly region of the habitable world to ancient Greek geographers. Posited as an island north of Britain, it has been variously identified with Iceland, Norway, and the Shetland Islands.
American Heritage
A town of northwest Greenland northwest of Cape York. A US air base was built here after World War II.
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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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