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castawaynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɑː.stə.weɪ/  us   /ˈkæs.tə-/
(Definition of castaway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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castawaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæst·əˌweɪ/
a ​person who has ​escaped from a ​ship that has ​sunk and ​managed to get to an ​island or ​country where there are few or no other ​people
(Definition of castaway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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