Crimean War

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Crimean War

n
(Historical Terms) the war fought mainly in the Crimea between Russia on one side and Turkey, France, Sardinia, and Britain on the other (1853-56)

Crime′an War′


n.
a war involving Great Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia against Russia, fought chiefly in the Crimea 1853–56.
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Noun1.Crimean War - a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and SardiniaCrimean War - a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and Sardinia; 1853-1856
Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
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Crimean War

[kraɪˈmɪənˈwɔːʳ] NGuerra f de Crimea
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