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Makassar

or Ma·cas·sar, Ma·kas·ar

[muh-kas-er]
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noun
  1. a former name of Ujung Pandang.
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Examples from the Web for makassar

Historical Examples

  • Makassar was actually on his way; and to be towed there really saved time.

    'Twixt Land & Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • Mesman was a Dutch merchant with whom Jasper had had many dealings, a considerable person in Makassar.

  • But it looked only like a bit of marine news: English brig Bonito gone ashore outside Makassar roads.

  • Makassar, the straits of, usually written Macassar, but more accurately Mangkassar.

  • The Dutch are in possession of Makassar, and had formerly settlements on the northwest coast and in the bay of Sawa.


British Dictionary definitions for makassar

Makassar

Makasar or Macassar

noun
  1. a port in central Indonesia, on SW Sulawesi: an important native port before Portuguese (16th century) and Dutch (17th century) control; capital of the Dutch East Indies (1946–49); a major Indonesian distribution and transshipment port. Pop: 1 100 019 (2000)Former name (1971–99): Ujung Pandang
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