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Gi·bral·tar 1

A British colony centered around the heavily fortified Rock of Gibraltar, a strategically located peninsula on the north side of the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean between Spain and northern Africa. Gibraltar was captured by Arabs in 711 and passed to the Spanish in 1462. Great Britain captured Gibraltar in 1704 and was granted sovereignty by treaty in 1713.

Gi·bral′tar′i·an (-târ′ē-ən) adj. & n.

Gi·bral·tar 2

An invincible fortress or stronghold.


(Placename) of or relating to Gibraltar or its inhabitants
1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gibraltarian - a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
Calpe, Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar - 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
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Gibraltarian - of or relating to Gibraltar or its inhabitants; "Gibraltarian customs office"


A. ADJgibraltareño
B. Ngibraltareño/a m/f
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Spain has slowed traffic crossing to the UK territory after a reef was built to stop illegal Spanish fishing in Gibraltarian waters.
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However, the Gibraltarian authorities threw the diplomatic efforts into doubt, saying no working groups had been agreed.
He was a Gibraltarian who told me that he was on his way to visit the old Ape King that had been deposed by a stronger and younger contestant.
It will be a historic date for Gibraltarian football.
Mr Garcia-Margallo said the proceeds could help Spanish fishermen who have lost out because of damage to fishing grounds allegedly caused by Gibraltarian authorities.
The Spanish government selected the waters around Gibraltar, leading to suggestions by the Gibraltarian authorities that it was laying a claim to the waters around the colony.
The action provoked angry criticism from senior and Gibraltarian politicians.
It means Gibraltarian parties could stand in the selected region, with those MEPs elected charged with representing both that region and Gibraltar in the European Parliament.