Definition of Trafalgar

1. Noun. A naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded).

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Trafalgar
Generic synonyms: Naval Battle
Group relationships: Napoleonic Wars
Geographical relationships: Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean

Definition of Trafalgar

1. Proper noun. A headland in Province of Cádiz in the south-west of Spain. ¹

2. Proper noun. A famous naval battle once fought near the headland. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trafalgar

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Tragelaphus imberbis
Tragelaphus scriptus
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Tragopogon porrifolius
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Literary usage of Trafalgar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1905)
"Nelson : the Centenary of trafalgar. By Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, ... FOB months past the rumour of the centenary of trafalgar has been with us ; it is ..."

2. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1898)
"On the S. is the death of Nelson at trafalgar (21st Oct., 1805); beside the dying hero is Captain Hardy, commander of the Admiral's flag-ship. ..."

3. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1887)
"trafalgar Square (PI. R, 26; //, IV), one of the finest open places in London and a great centre of attraction, is, BO to speak, dedicated to Lord Nelson, ..."

4. A Wanderer in London by Edward Verrall Lucas (1906)
"May be; but certainly not with the involuntary spontaneity that marked the trafalgar Square demonstration. (Fortunately, exhaustive as was our hospitality, ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1806)
"V ertet tn the Victory of trafalgar ; and the Death and Funeral of Admiral Lord ... off trafalgar, A descriptive Poem. By George David Harley, Comedian, &c. ..."

6. A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott (1920)
"The trafalgar victory did not indeed reduce France to terms, and it thus illustrates the limitations of naval power ..."

7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1879)
"trafalgar OCT. 21, 1805 HEARD ye the thunder of battle Low in the South and afar? Saw ye the flash of the death-cloud Crimson on trafalgar ? ..."

8. London and Its Environs: Including Excursions to Brighton, the Isle of Wight by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1885)
"trafalgar Square. Nelson Column. St. Martin's in the Fields. ... On the S. is the death of Nelson at trafalgar (22nd Oct., 1805) ; beside the dying hero is ..."

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