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islander

[ahy-luh n-der] /ˈaɪ lən dər/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of an island.
Origin of islander
1540-1550
1540-50; island + -er1
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  • When we were abreast of Cape Florida the islander suddenly put up her helm, and stood off to the south-west.

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  • It is not everybody who lives on an island that is an islander.

  • "We started out to catch the islander, and I am as anxious to do it as you are," I added.

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  • The young Laird has attempted what no islander perhaps ever thought on.

  • At six I estimated that the islander was not more than a mile ahead of us, and another hour would wipe out all the difference.

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  • I only wish I had you and your crew to run the islander for me.

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  • The captain and the owner of the islander discussed the subject, though I could not hear what they said.

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  • He told me, if he had to go to New York, he should sail in the islander on the next tide.

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  • I saw that we had gained a mile by this course, and the islander was not more than four miles ahead of us.

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British Dictionary definitions for islander

islander

/ˈaɪləndə/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of an island
2.
(capital) (NZ) a native or inhabitant of the Pacific Islands
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