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A·bu Qir

also A·bu·kir  (ä′bo͞o-kîr′, ăb′o͞o-)
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.


(ˌɑ buˈkɪər, ˌæb u-)

a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
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Noun1.Abukir - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern EgyptAbukir - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
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In the British effort to drive the French out of Egypt, where Napoleon had left his army to fend for itself after Nelson had destroyed the French fleet in Abukir Bay, General Moore was sent to coordinate with the Ottoman army in Jaffa; his equanimity was deemed to have a calming effect on the volatile Orientals.
There are almost twenty such occasional compositions in Vanhal's output, including for example musical illustrations of Die Schlacht bei Wurzburg (1796), Die grosse Seeschlacht bei Abukir (1800), Le Combat navale de Trafalgar et la mort de Nelson (1806) or Die Feyer der Ruckkehr unseres allgeliebten Monarchen Franz I.
The French navy was destroyed by Nelson at Abukir only 10 days after the Battle of the Pyramids, effectively trapping Napoleon in Egypt, and depriving him of any aid from home.