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Cunard, Sir Samuel Line breaks: Sir Sam¦uel Cu¦nard
Pronunciation: /kjuːˈnɑːd/

Definition of Cunard, Sir Samuel in English:

( 1787–1865), Canadian-born British shipowner. One of the pioneers of the regular transatlantic passenger service, he founded the steamship company which still bears his name with the aid of a contract to carry the mail between Britain and Canada. The first such voyage for the company was made in 1840.

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