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Cartier

[kahr-tee-ey; French kar-tyey] /ˈkɑr tiˌeɪ; French karˈtyeɪ/
noun
1.
Sir George Étienne
[zhawrzh ey-tyen] /ʒɔrʒ eɪˈtyɛn/ (Show IPA),
1814–73, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1857–62, defense minister 1867–73.
2.
Jacques
[zhahk] /ʒɑk/ (Show IPA),
1491–1557, French navigator and explorer of Canada: discovered the St. Lawrence River.
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  • They had had enough of Canada, and eagerly concurred in Cartier's plan of flight.

    Marguerite De Roberval T. G. Marquis
  • Cartier sailed from St. Malo to Newfoundland in twenty days.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • Mrs. Cartier said that this boat was in perfect order, Bobby reminded him.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • Cartier was a famous Canadian premier who was born in Lower Canada in 1814.

    The Stamps of Canada Bertram Poole
  • Cartier sailed up the river, and anchored his vessels near the island of Orleans, below the place where Quebec now stands.

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Cartier

/French kartje/
noun
1.
Jacques (ʒɑk). 1491–1557, French navigator and explorer in Canada, who discovered the St Lawrence River (1535)
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