from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cartier, Sir George Étienne 1814-1873. Prime minister of Canada (1858-1862) who served jointly with Sir John Macdonald. He persuaded French Canadians to accept Canada's confederation (1867).
- Cartier, Jacques 1491-1557. French explorer who navigated the St. Lawrence River (1535) and laid claim to the region for France.
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- n. French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
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