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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Peary, Robert Edwin 1856-1920. American naval officer and Arctic explorer who led the expedition credited with first reaching the North Pole (1909). This claim was later rejected.

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  • n. United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)

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