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Cal·pe

 (kăl′pē)
Ancient Gibraltar. Calpe was one of the Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.

Calpe

(ˈkælpɪ)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for (the Rock of) Gibraltar

Gi•bral•tar

(dʒɪˈbrɔl tər)

n.
1. a British crown colony comprising a fortress and seaport located on a narrow promontory near the S tip of Spain. 29,934; 1? sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
2. Rock of. Ancient, Calpe. a long, precipitous mountain nearly coextensive with this colony: one of the Pillars of Hercules. 1396 ft. (426 m) high; 2½ mi. (4 km) long.
3. Strait of, a strait between Europe and Africa at the Atlantic entrance to the Mediterranean. 8½–23 mi. (14–37 km) wide.
4. any impregnable fortress or stronghold.
Gi•bral•tar′i•an (-ˈtɛər i ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Calpe - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of SpainCalpe - 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
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Pillars of Hercules - the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules
Gibraltarian - a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
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