- a seaport on and the capital of Barbados, on the SW coast.
[bahr-bey-dohz, -dohs, -duh s]
- an island in the E West Indies constituting an independent state in the Commonwealth of Nations: formerly a British colony. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Capital: Bridgetown.
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Examples from the Web for bridgetown
But to correct the sentiment he evoked a memory of what these Spaniards had performed in Bridgetown.Captain Blood
Mr Marlow was going to spend some time at Bridgetown, where he had a house of business.Salt Water
W. H. G. Kingston
It raged at Bridgetown, Barbadoes, from the 10th to the 16th, with no less fury than elsewhere.Hurricane Hurry
The first place at which we touched was Bridgetown, in the island of Barbadoes.Will Weatherhelm
“But you have some kind of newspaper which circulates in Bridgetown,” I said.Meccania
- the capital of Barbados, a port on the SW coast. Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)
- an island in the Caribbean, in the E Lesser Antilles: a British colony from 1628 to 1966, now an independent state within the Commonwealth. Language: English. Currency: Barbados dollar. Capital: Bridgetown. Pop: 288 725 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for bridgetown
probably from Portuguese las barbados "the bearded;" the island so called because vines or moss hung densely from the trees. An inhabitant was called a Barbadian (1732).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Barbados is a member of the British Commonwealth and a popular resort area.
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