Gibraltar

noun
Gi·​bral·​tar | \ jə-ˈbrȯl-tər How to pronounce Gibraltar (audio) \

Definition of Gibraltar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an impregnable stronghold

Gibraltar

geographical name
Gi·​bral·​tar | \ jə-ˈbrȯl-tər How to pronounce Gibraltar (audio) \

Definition of Gibraltar (Entry 2 of 2)

town and port at the Strait of Gibraltar on the Rock of Gibraltar; a British colony and military base area 2.5 square miles (6.5 square kilometers), population 31,000

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Geographical name

Gibraltarian \ jə-​ˌbrȯl-​ˈter-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Gibraltar (audio) , ˌji-​ˌbrȯl-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Gibraltar

Noun

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gibraltar

Noun

Gibraltar, fortress in the British colony of Gibraltar

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The first known use of Gibraltar was in 1776

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“Gibraltar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gibraltar. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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