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

  • Selkirk, Alexander 1676-1721. Scottish sailor who was marooned (1704-1709) on an island off Chile and is thought to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (published 1719).

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  • proper n. A town in the Scottish Borders region.

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  • n. Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)


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  • We have already agreed to provide sanctuary to Miss Selkirk.

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