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Ca·lais

 (kă-lā′, kăl′ā)
A city of northern France on the Strait of Dover opposite Dover, England. The city fell to the English in 1347 after a siege of 11 months and was retaken by the French in 1558.

Calais

(ˈkæleɪ; French kalɛ)
n
(Placename) a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347–1558. Pop: 75 790 (2006)

Cal•ais

(ˈkæl eɪ, kæˈleɪ, ˈkæl ɪs)

n.
a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England. 76,935.
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Noun1.Calais - a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to EnglandCalais - a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe