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[uhsh-uh nt] /ˈʌʃ ənt/
an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 4½ miles (7 km) long.
French Ouessant. Unabridged
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  • On the voyage they had agreed that, when they came to Ushant, they would be guided by the wind.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The voyage to Ushant was accomplished without any adventure.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • We sailed at the end of May from Spithead, for a cruise off Ushant.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • He sighted the French to windward on the 28th, about 400 miles west of Ushant.

  • "We can't see the Ushant light," Hilda remarked, looking ahead.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • Once off Ushant, when he was chief officer of the Delta in 1861.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould
  • All agreed they were off Ushant, except the master of the Lenox, who said they were off Scilly.

    The Cornish Coast (South) Charles G. Harper
  • Special allusion was made to his victory in the Arrogant off Ushant!

    The Ladies E. Barrington
  • Then Lady Ushant collected her knitting and was about to depart.

    The American Senator

    Anthony Trollope
  • The old tub took two days and a night to waddle from Ushant to Finisterre.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for Ushant


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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