alexander selkirk

Selkirk

[sel-kurk]
noun
1.
Alexander (originally Alexander Selcraig) 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
2.
Also called Selkirkshire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] . a historic county in SE Scotland.
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Selkirk (ˈsɛlˌkɜːk)
 
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Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676--1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

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alexander selkirk

Scottish sailor who was the prototype of the marooned traveler in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719).

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