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A cape on the southwest coast of Spain northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The British navy under Horatio Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in 1805.
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Trafalgar(trəˈfælɡə; Spanish trafalˈɣar)
(Placename) Cape Trafalgar a cape on the SW coast of Spain, south of Cádiz: scene of the decisive naval battle (1805) in which the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the British under Nelson, who was mortally wounded
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Tra•fal•gar(trəˈfæl gər; Sp. ˌtrɑ fɑlˈgɑr)
Cape, a cape on the SW coast of Spain, W of Gibraltar: British naval victory over the French and Spanish fleets 1805.
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|Noun||1.||Trafalgar - a naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded)|
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
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