Definition of Cherbourg

1. Noun. A port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base.

Generic synonyms: Port, Town
Group relationships: France, French Republic

Definition of Cherbourg

1. Proper noun. A coastal town in Normandy, France ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherbourg

Chenin blanc
Chenopodium album
Chenopodium ambrosioides
Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Chenopodium botrys
Chenopodium capitatum
Chenopodium glaucum
Chenopodium hybridum
Chenopodium murale
Chenopodium rubrum
Cherenkov effect
Cherenkov radiation
Cherkess Autonomous Oblast

Literary usage of Cherbourg

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1. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"cherbourg was then attacked and invested, the blockade being kept up from the sea by ... Next to cherbourg the historic rock of Domfront gave most trouble, ..."

2. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1872)
"On the llth of June, 1864, she entered the port of cherbourg. The A, cherbourg. Tj^ted States war-steam er, the Kearsarge, appeared shortly afterward in the ..."

3. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1831)
"cherbourg. The works which were begun during the reign of Lewi* the Sixteenth, continued under the imperial government. and almost neglected since 1813, ..."

4. Dumouriez and the Defence of England Against Napoleon by John Holland Rose, Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1909)
"Arthur Young at cherbourg, August, 1788. DUMOURIEZ in his autobiography speaks of an early visit paid by him to cherbourg as far back as 1758, ..."

5. Northern France: From Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1894)
"From cherbourg Omnibuses ply from Courseulles to (7'/2 M. ; 1 fr. ... cherbourg, see p. 154. The train follows the line to Paris as far as (11 M.) ..."

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