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[French koor-tre] /French kurˈtrɛ/
a city in W Belgium, on the Lys River: important medieval city.
Flemish Kortrijk. Unabridged
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  • We saw a Dutch court in session in a little room in the town hall at Courtrai.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • They also wrecked the railway stations at Douai, Don, and Courtrai.

  • At any rate, they gave me up as a bad job and I was ordered to the officers' prison at Courtrai, Belgium.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • I found that most of the prisoners remained at Courtrai only two or three days.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • From Ostend they journeyed to Courtrai (k-tr') and the flax fields.

    Little Philippe of Belgium Madeline Brandeis
  • This watch had been broken in my fall from the air, but I had had it repaired at Courtrai.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • Mr. Bekaert-Baekelandt, deputy of Courtrai, had first been opposed to the Government's policy.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • It was the best meal I had had since the "banquet" in the prison at Courtrai.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • It was between Ypres and Courtrai, friends, and it's nigh fifteen years ago.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • Raised from seed about 1845 by a gardener named Six at Courtrai in Belgium.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for Courtrai


/French kurtrɛ/
a town in W Belgium, in West Flanders on the Lys River: the largest producer of linen in W Europe. Pop: 73 984 (2004 est) Flemish name Kortrijk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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