AskDefine | Define argonaut

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1 someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
2 (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece
3 cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells [syn: paper nautilus, nautilus, Argonauta argo]

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Extensive Definition

Argonaut may refer to:
In transportation:
  • Argonaut class reactor, a type of small nuclear research reactor
  • Toronto Argonauts, a team in the Canadian Football League
  • Argonaut Rowing Club, a rowing club in Toronto, Ontario
  • Argonaute proteins, catalytic components of the complex that mediates RNA interference
  • Argonaut Island, real name Ulleungdo, drawn at incorrect coordinates on some European maps of the 19th century. Some Japanese maps reproduced the error with the label Takeshima, causing confusion with Liancourt Rocks.
  • CSTC Argonaut, commonly referred to as "Argo", located in CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, an Army Cadet Summer Training Centre
argonaut in German: Argonauten
argonaut in Japanese: アルゴノーツ
argonaut in Simple English: Argonaut
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