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[shair-boo rg; French sher-boor] /ˈʃɛər bʊərg; French ʃɛrˈbur/
a seaport in NW France. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His all-night ride from Cherbourg had left him disheveled, unshaven and hungry.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • She had, however, one day talked of Cherbourg, mentioning that she had been born there.

  • The old town of Cherbourg was experiencing its semi-weekly apotheosis.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • C——, the banker and american consul at Cherbourg, to whom I had letters from Mons.

  • One of these was intended for the admiral in command of the French fleet at Cherbourg.

  • The case is that of Madame B., a peasant woman near Cherbourg.

  • The two portions from Brest and Cherbourg had now united their forces.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • We shall be off Cherbourg in the morning, and we will make a harbor there.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • True, all the salvage appliances, so the Admiral had said, were at Cherbourg.

    Studies in love and in terror Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Its name I could not learn; but I supposed it was somewhere to the eastward of Cherbourg.

    Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Cherbourg


/ˈʃɛəbʊəɡ; French ʃɛrbur/
a port in NW France, on the English Channel. Pop: 25 370 (1999)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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