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Cook, Captain James

Line breaks: Cap|tain James Cook
Pronunciation: /kʊk
 
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Definition of Cook, Captain James in English:

( 1728–79), English explorer. On his first expedition to the Pacific (1768–71), he charted the coasts of New Zealand and New Guinea as well as exploring the east coast of Australia and claiming it for Britain. He made two more voyages to the Pacific before being killed in a skirmish with indigenous people in Hawaii.

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