desert islandnoun [ C ]uk /ˌdez.ət ˈaɪ.lənd/ us /ˌdez.ɚt ˈaɪ.lənd/
Examples from literature
- All this by a fugitive pursued by savage pirates on a desert island!
- Meanwhile, the faithful are like men shipwrecked on a desert island without a priest among them.
- This pamphlet describes eight years of a castaway's life on a desert island.
- To die without friends on a desert island, horrible!
- Was it on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean or in the Indian Ocean?