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Fort-de-France

[fawr-duh-frahns]
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noun
  1. a seaport on and the capital of Martinique, in the French West Indies.

Martinique

[mahr-tn-eek]
noun
  1. an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km). Capital: Fort-de-France.
Related formsMar·ti·ni·can [mahr-tn-ee-kuh n] /ˌmɑr tnˈi kən/, noun
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Examples from the Web for fort-de-france

Historical Examples

  • I cite part of one, taken down from the dictation of a common field-hand near Fort-de-France.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

    Lafcadio Hearn

  • Two months later the little capital of Fort-de-France was swept by the pestilence as by a wind of death.

  • But, as soon as we heard the story, our captain told the engineer to get up full steam an' make for Fort-de-France.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • The steamer reached Fort-de-France in the evening, and the boy found the town, though ill-lighted, gay.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler


British Dictionary definitions for fort-de-france

Fort-de-France

noun
  1. the capital of Martinique, a port on the W coast: commercial centre of the French Antilles. Pop: 94 049 (1999 est)

Martinique

noun
  1. an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
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fort-de-france in Culture

Martinique

[(mahrt-n-eek)]

Island in the eastern West Indies; an overseas part of France.

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