From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCrusoe, RobinsonRobinson CrusoeCrusoe, Robinson 🔊 🔊 →Robinson CrusoeRobinson CrusoeRobinson Cru‧soe /ˌrɒbənsən ˈkruːsəʊ $ ˌrɑː-/ 🔊 🔊 the maincharacter in the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. When Robinson Crusoe’s shipsinks, he manages to reach a desertisland (=a small tropical island with no people living on it) where he builds a home. Later he meets a black man who he calls Man Friday and who becomes his servant and friend. They are both finally discovered by a British ship and taken home. If someone lives alone on an island, people sometimescompare them to Robinson Crusoe 🔊 The explorer is a latter-day Robinson Crusoe.