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[kah-you] /kɑˈyaʊ/
a seaport in W Peru, near Lima. Unabridged
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  • Another road, extending from Callao to San Mateo, was opened in 1876.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • He sailed from Callao, the port of Lima, on the 19th November, 1567.

  • The child's photograph which he had found in the portmanteau was taken at Callao.

  • Sailing north, we entered the Bay of Callao, the port of Lima.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Is this me that fought side by side with good shipmates in Callao?

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • Not till ten days after this did we enter the bay of Callao, the port of Lima.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • After doing this, she was to return to Callao, where the admiral in the Pacific then was.

    Ben Hadden W.H.G. Kingston
  • After landing the natives at their respective islands, the Ajax returned to Callao.

    Ben Hadden W.H.G. Kingston
  • “We come from Callao, and are engaged as you are,” he answered.

    The Cruise of the Dainty William H. G. Kingston
  • We went first to Rio, then down to the cold seas of the south, and then to Callao.

    Pkia Louis Becke
British Dictionary definitions for Callao


/Spanish kaˈʎao/
a port in W Peru, near Lima, on Callao Bay: chief import centre of Peru. Pop: 813 264 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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