Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
York, Cape,NW Greenland, in N Baffin Bay, W of Melville Bay. The Cape York meteorites were discovered by U.S. explorer Robert E. Peary, who brought the largest (c.100 tons) to the American Mus. of Natural History, New York City. In 1932 a monument to Peary was erected at Cape York.
a peninsula in northeast Australia between the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Cape York extends more than 600 km from north to south. The eastern part is hilly, with elevations to 555 m, the western part low-lying. There are eucalyptus forests and, in the humid east, evergreen tropical rain forests. Large deposits of bauxites (the Weipa deposit on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria) are being exploited, and gold and lead are mined. Port Stewart is the main port.