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Drake, Sir Francis

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Pronunciation: /dreɪk
 
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Definition of Drake, Sir Francis in English:

( Circa 1540–96), English sailor and explorer. He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe (1577–80), in his ship the Golden Hind. He played an important part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

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