Definition of Rock of gibraltar

1. Noun. Location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules.

Exact synonyms: Calpe, Gibraltar
Generic synonyms: Colony, Settlement, Foreland, Head, Headland, Promontory
Group relationships: Europe, Pillars Of Hercules
Member holonyms: Gibraltarian
Derivative terms: Gibraltarian



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock Of Gibraltar

Roche limits
Rochelle
Rochelle powder
Rochelle salt
Rochelle salts
Rocher's sign
Rochester
Rochon prism
Rock
Rock Cornish
Rock Cornish hen
Rock Island
Rock Paper Scissors
Rock Springs
Rock fever
Rock of Gibraltar
Rockefeller
Rockefeller Republican
Rockefellers
Rocketshipper
Rocketshippers
Rockford
Rockies
Rockingham
Rockingham podocarp
Rockstone
Rockwell
Rockwell Kent
Rockwellesque
Rocky

Literary usage of Rock of gibraltar

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1. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"In 1749, a singular attempt was rock of gibraltar, made in England to advocate such a surrender. A pamphlet appeared under the title, Reasons for Giving up ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1794)
"Dear Sir, I Beg your acceptance of a piece of the rock of Gibraltar, which my friend Colonel Green, chief engineer of that ..."

3. Sketches of Foreign Travel: And Life at Sea; Including a Cruise on Board a by Charles Rockwell (1842)
"Rock of Gibraltar. — Moorish Castle. — Visit to the Town. ... THE Rock of Gibraltar is fourteen hundred and seventy feet high, and is composed of gray ..."

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