Definition of Cabot in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of two Italian explorers and navigators.

    1. 1.1John(c.1450–c.1498); Italian name Giovanni Caboto. An Italian in the service of England, he sailed from Bristol in 1497 in search of Asia, but in fact discovered the mainland of North America.
    2. 1.2Sebastian(c.1475–c.1557), son of John. It is thought that he accompanied his father on his voyage in 1497 and that he made further voyages after the latter's death, most notably to explore the coast of Brazil and the Plate River in 1526.