hudson river

Hudson

[huhd-suhn]
noun
1.
Henry, died 1611?, English navigator and explorer.
2.
William Henry, 1841–1922, English naturalist and author.
3.
a river in E New York, flowing S to New York Bay. 306 miles (495 km) long.
4.
a town in central Massachusetts.
5.
a town in S New Hampshire.
6.
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
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Hudson (ˈhʌdsən)
 
n
1.  Henry. died 1611, English navigator: he explored the Hudson River (1609) and Hudson Bay (1610), where his crew mutinied and cast him adrift to die
2.  W(illiam) H(enry). 1841--1922, British naturalist and novelist, born in Argentina, noted esp for his romance Green Mansions (1904) and the autobiographical Far Away and Long Ago (1918)

Hudson River
 
n
a river in E New York State, flowing generally south into Upper New York Bay: linked to the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence Seaway, and Lake Champlain by the New York State Barge Canal and the canalized Mohawk River. Length: 492 km (306 miles)

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Hudson River definition


River that runs north to south in New York state.

Note: Explored by Henry Hudson in the early seventeenth century.
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