Hannibal

biographical name
Han·​ni·​bal | \ ˈha-nə-bəl How to pronounce Hannibal (audio) \

Definition of Hannibal

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247–183 b.c. son of Hamilcar Barca Carthaginian general

Hannibal

geographical name
Han·​ni·​bal | \ ˈha-nə-bəl How to pronounce Hannibal (audio) \

Definition of Hannibal (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Mississippi River in northeastern Missouri population 17,916

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“Hannibal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hannibal. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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