Pronunciation: (kâr'un, kar'-), [key]
1. Class. Myth.the ferryman who conveyed the souls of the dead across the Styx.
2. (usually used ironically) any ferryman.
3. Astron.the natural satellite of Pluto, discovered in 1978.
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