[shles-wig; German shleys-vik]
- a seaport in N Germany, on the Baltic.
- a historic region in S Jutland: a former duchy of Denmark; annexed by Prussia 1864; the N part was returned to Denmark as the result of a plebiscite 1920.
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Examples from the Web for schleswig
In 1863 Schleswig was finally incorporated into the Danish kingdom.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
The two Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein were still subjects of dispute.Up The Baltic
That passage to the Schleswig coast—the Eider River, did you say?The Riddle of the Sands
You were the daughter of Paul Hubel, of Schleswig—were you not?Adrift in the Ice-Fields
Charles W. Hall
Lastly, there was the war with Denmark about Schleswig and Holstein.
- a fishing port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein state: on an inlet of the Baltic. Pop: 24 288 (2003 est)
- a former duchy, in the S Jutland Peninsula: annexed by Prussia in 1864; N part returned to Denmark after a plebiscite in 1920; S part forms part of the German state of Schleswig-HolsteinDanish name: Slesvig
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