Definition of Cook, Captain James in English:

Cook, Captain James

proper noun

  • (1728–79), English explorer. On his first expedition to the Pacific (1768–71), he charted the coasts of New Zealand and New Guinea as well as exploring the east coast of Australia and claiming it for Britain. He made two more voyages to the Pacific before being killed in a skirmish with indigenous people in Hawaii.

Pronunciation:

Cook, Captain James

/kʊk/