|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||Norseman, Also called: Northman any of the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes who raided by sea most of N and W Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries, later often settling, as in parts of Britain|
|2.||any sea rover, plunderer, or pirate|
|3.||either of two unmanned American spacecraft that reached Mars in 1976|
|4.||(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a Viking or Vikings: a Viking ship|
|[C19: from Old Norse vīkingr, probably from vīk creek, sea inlet + -ingr (see |
Warriors from Scandinavia who raided much of coastal Europe in the eighth to tenth centuries. The Vikings traveled in boats with high bows and sterns, carefully designed for either rough seas or calm waters. Eventually some Vikings settled in the countries they plundered and established new societies.
highly popular Jamaican vocal ensemble of the 1960s and '70s, one of the great reggae groups. The members were Toots Hibbert (original name Frederick Hibbert; b. 1946, Maypen, Jamaica, ), Nathaniel ("Jerry") Matthias (or McCarthy; b. c. 1945, Jamaica, ), and Henry ("Raleigh") Gordon (b. c. 1945, Jamaica, ).
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