- a river in S central Italy, flowing from the Apennines into the Tyrrhenian Sea. 110 miles (175 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for volturno
He had cooked for him on the field of Volturno after fighting all day.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
That officer later on joined Garibaldi, and was killed at the Battle of the Volturno.An Autobiography
I was able to take a part in the battle of Volturno, but collapsed after it was over.
On the 1st of October he routed the remnant of the Bourbon army 40,000 strong on the Volturno.
The Neapolitan army at Capua had been very largely reinforced, and had taken post along the river Volturno.
- a river in S central Italy, flowing southeast and southwest to the Tyrrhenian Sea: scene of a battle (1860) during the wars for Italian unity, in which Garibaldi defeated the Neapolitans; German line of defence during World War II. Length: 175 km (109 miles)