Alexander (originally Alexander Selcraig) 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
Also called Selkirkshire
[sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in SE Scotland.
Contemporary Examples

“If you had any guts, Lou, you’d be the one hitting a couple, instead of me,” Selkirk yelled back.
The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address Ray Robinson July 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Descendants of that Selkirk who had lived for long years on the island of Juan Fernandez!
Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne

The grounds of the Earl of Selkirk had been his early playground.
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.

Mr Selkirk told us it had never blown towards the land above four hours, all the time he had been there.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X Robert Kerr

Selkirk’s state of mind may be inferred from two or three facts.
Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.) Leslie Stephen

The Selkirk and Gourlay episodes, together with a score of others less noteworthy, had been slurred over.
The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1 John Charles Dent

You see, my dear Selkirk, in human nature the attraction is towards the opposite.
Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome

They were without money, they were dependent upon Lord Selkirk’s agents for shelter and rations.
The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk’s Colonists George Bryce

Selkirk Avenue was not then the congested district that it is to-day.
Irish Ned Samuel Fea

Part way up this mountain is the place where Selkirk used to watch for passing vessels.
Harper’s Young People, July 13, 1880 Various

Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe


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