Definition of the Discovery from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Discovery

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the name of two famous British ships. The first was the ship in which Henry Hudson sailed in 1610 to Hudson Bay, which he had discovered the previous year. The second Discovery was the ship in which Captain Scott sailed on his first journey to the Antarctic (1901-4). This ship became a museum on the River Thames in London until it was moved to the River Tay in Dundee, Scotland, where it was built.