1. [ noun ] (geography) son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
Synonyms: sebastian_cabot
Related terms: explorer cartographer
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17848
3. [ noun ] (nautical,geography) Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
Synonyms: john_cabot giovanni_cabato
Related terms: navigator
Similar spelling:   capote