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Gibraltar meaning

gibraltar - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
  2. 2. A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain, held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable stronghold.
  3. 3. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in full, Gibraltar rock.
  4. 4. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; - called, in full, rock.

gibraltar - examples of usage

  1. Thence we sailed to Gibraltar, where we found orders awaiting us to return to England. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. " To tell you the truth," he answered, " I have been thinking over what is our duty, and have arrived at the conclusion that, now the brig is ready for sea, we ought to make the best of our way to Gibraltar. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. Nettleship thanked him for his advice, saying that he intended to follow it, as we could not further assist the cause, and that it was our duty to get the brig to Gibraltar as soon as possible. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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