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[tir-pits] /ˈtɪr pɪts/
Alfred von
[ahl-freyt fuh n] /ˈɑl freɪt fən/ (Show IPA),
1849–1930, German admiral and statesman. Unabridged
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  • What responsible people did object to was the method of those who belonged to the Tirpitz school.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • Tirpitz can do and dares to do what many others do not dare.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs William II, German Emperor
  • The first chapter of Tirpitz's book describes the beginnings of the German Navy.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • In Germany the idea was regarded as a vital one throughout by Tirpitz.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • This is obviously unfair to Tirpitz's tars, most of whom have not hesitated to show their tails also.

  • Tirpitz had been deeply impressed by the writings of Admiral Mahan.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • At first it was the German Navy only, and Tirpitz in particular, who untiringly advocated the plan.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • Tirpitz had a strong party at his back, both in Prussia and elsewhere.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • A well-informed neutral states that the Grand Admiral Tirpitz's unexpected retirement was caused by a rush of blood to the hands.

  • Probably 'e's usin' 'is wireless an' tellin' ole Tirpitz as 'ow we've come 'ere to pay 'im a visit.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
British Dictionary definitions for Tirpitz


/German ˈtɪrpɪts/
Alfred von (ˈalfreːt fɔn). 1849–1930, German admiral: as secretary of state for the Imperial Navy (1897–1916), he created the modern German navy, which challenged British supremacy at sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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