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