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Caractacus

[kuh-rak-tuh-kuh s]
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noun
  1. flourished a.d. c50, British chieftain who opposed the Romans.
Also Ca·rad·oc [kuh-rad-uh k] /kəˈræd ək/.
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Examples from the Web for caractacus

Historical Examples

  • Caractacus and his companion, I found, were both accustomed to pull an oar.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Spinks was in readiness for a start with Caractacus and Sambo.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • I suspect that Caractacus and Sambo had fully enlightened him.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • They are more likely of the time of Caractacus or Julius Csar.

  • Claudia will accompany him, and the old British king, Caractacus.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar


British Dictionary definitions for caractacus

Caractacus

noun
  1. same as Caratacus
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