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  1. a city in W Karnataka state, in W India.
Official name Be·la·ga·vi [bel-ah-gah-vee] /ˌbɛl ɑˈgɑ vi/.
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Historical Examples

  • Here was Anstruther-sahib, of the Belgaum Rissala, in dire peril.

    The Wings of the Morning

    Louis Tracy

  • The 17th may also be expected in a few days; they are to occupy our old quarters at Belgaum.

    Campaign of the Indus

    T.W.E. Holdsworth

  • I felt rather sorry at leaving Belgaum; we were all of us excessively rejoiced to get out of Bombay.

    Campaign of the Indus

    T.W.E. Holdsworth

  • We had organised a party to hunt up a tiger that had been seen near the village of Dharwar, not far from Belgaum.

    London in the Sixties

    One of the Old Brigade

  • Belgaum contains a cantonment which is the headquarters of a brigade in the 6th division of the western army corps.

British Dictionary definitions for belgaum


  1. a city in India, in Karnataka: cotton, furniture, leather. Pop: 399 600 (2001)
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