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Meaning of GIBRALTAR

Pronunciation:  ji'broltur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  colony of the United Kingdom located 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
 

GIBRALTAR is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: Calpe, Rock of Gibraltar
 
 See Also: colony, Europe, foreland, Gibraltarian, headland, Pillars of Hercules, promontory, settlement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gi*bral"tar\, n.
1. A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain,
   held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable
   stronghold.

2. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in
   full, {Gibraltar rock}.

 

 

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