Cherbourg


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Cher·bourg

 (shâr′bo͝org′, shĕr-bo͞or′)
A city of northwest France on the English Channel. The site has been occupied since ancient times and was frequently contested by the French and English because of its strategic location.
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Cherbourg

(ˈʃɛəbʊəɡ; French ʃɛrbur)
n
(Placename) a port in NW France, on the English Channel. Pop: 25 370 (1999)
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Cher•bourg

(ˈʃɛər bʊərg; Fr. ʃɛrˈbur)

n.
a seaport in NW France. 30,112.
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Noun1.Cherbourg - a port town in northwestern France on the English ChannelCherbourg - a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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We had just returned from a short cruise, and the vessel was under orders to sail for Cherbourg with the next tide.
He was put on board, as soon as the police were out of sight, and was safely landed at Cherbourg.'
Fouquet, who is prodigal, I could recite, figure by figure, all the money that is spent in France from Marseilles to Cherbourg."
at Nonancourt, and piously escorted it to Cherbourg with the Troisvilles, Casterans, d'Esgrignons, Verneuils, etc.
They also confirmed that the other victim of the Cherbourg tragedy was from Daventry, in Northamptonshire.
A search was launched after officials at Jersey Airport alerted rescue crews that contact had been lost with the aircraft eight miles north of Cherbourg.
BRITTANY Ferries has a wide choice of routes from the UK to France, with sailings from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo, from Poole to Cherbourg and Plymouth to Roscoff.
Currently lying at Cherbourg, her future very uncertain.