American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of northern Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean separated from Greenland by a narrow passage. It was first sighted by the English explorer William Baffin in 1616.
“What the hell is a submarine doing directly off the coast of Ellesmere Island without my knowledge?”
“One piece keeps skimming, tumbling toward Ellesmere Island …" He brought it right up to her toe.”
“Located above the Eighty-second Parallel on the northernmost coast of Ellesmere Island in the high Arctic, the Milne Ice Shelf is four miles wide and reaches thicknesses of over three hundred feet.”
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