- a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
- Abu Qir.
or A·bu·kir, A·bou·kir
- a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
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The fleet of Brueys remained at anchor in the road of Abukir.
He had now, in the second summer, just destroyed the second army of the Porte at Abukir.
It was sheltered by Abukir (now Nelson's) island and its rocks, and its leading ship was pretty close to the shoal off the island.
The only two ships which remained to France of the fleet defeated in Abukir bay were captured, one of them by Nelson himself.
The Fatimé had sailed early in the morning, but she was soon discovered off the Bay of Abukir.Asiatic Breezes