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Noun: Wilkes  wilks
  1. English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    - John Wilkes
     
  2. United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    - Charles Wilkes

Type of: adventurer, crusader, explorer, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer

Encyclopedia: Wilkes, Portland, Oregon