from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A long barrier island off the eastern coast of North Carolina between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, with Cape Hatteras projecting from the southeast part. The cape experiences frequent storms that drive ships landward and has been called "the Graveyard of the Atlantic.”
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- n. a barrier island running parallel to the North Carolina shore
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