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"explorer" in British English

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explorernoun [C]

uk   /ɪkˈsplɔː.rər/  us   /-rɚ/
someone who ​travels to ​places where no one has ​ever been in ​order to ​find out what is there: Magellan was a ​famous 16th-century explorer.
(Definition of explorer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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explorernoun [C]

 us   /ɪkˈsplɔr·ər, -ˈsploʊr-/
a ​person who ​travels to ​places where no one has ​ever been to ​learn about them: French explorers ​traded with the ​Indians in many ​parts of ​NorthAmerica.
(Definition of explorer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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