- an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 4½ miles (7 km) long.
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On the voyage they had agreed that, when they came to Ushant, they would be guided by the wind.
The voyage to Ushant was accomplished without any adventure.
We sailed at the end of May from Spithead, for a cruise off Ushant.Will Weatherhelm
He sighted the French to windward on the 28th, about 400 miles west of Ushant.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
"We can't see the Ushant light," Hilda remarked, looking ahead.Hilda Wade
- an island off the NW coast of France, at the tip of Brittany: scene of naval battles in 1778 and 1794 between France and Britain. Area: about 16 sq km (6 sq miles)French name: Ouessant
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