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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.


1. (Placename) City of Gibraltar a city on the Rock of Gibraltar, a limestone promontory at the tip of S Spain: settled by Moors in 711 and taken by Spain in 1462; ceded to Britain in 1713; a British crown colony (1830–1969), still politically associated with Britain; a naval and air base of strategic importance. Pop: 29 111 (2013 est). Area: 6.5 sq km (2.5 sq miles). Ancient name: Calpe
2. (Placename) Strait of Gibraltar a narrow strait between the S tip of Spain and the NW tip of Africa, linking the Mediterranean with the Atlantic


(dʒɪˈbrɔl tər)

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.
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Noun1.Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of SpainGibraltar - 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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[dʒɪˈbrɔːltəʳ] nGibilterra
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