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Bal·a·kla·vaalso Bal·a·cla·va (băl′ə-klăv′ə, -klä′və)
A section of the city of Sevastopol in Crimea. During the Crimean War, Balaklava became famous for the doomed charge of the British Light Brigade against heavy Russian fire (October 25, 1854).
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Balaklava(ˌbæləˈklɑːvə; Russian bəlaˈklavə) or
(Placename) a small port in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War
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Bal•a•kla•va(ˌbæl əˈklɑ və)
a seaport in S Crimea, in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea.
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