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[ah-boo-keer, ab-oo-]
  1. Abukir.
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or A·bou·kir

[ah-boo-keer, ab-oo-]
  1. a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
  2. Abu Qir.
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Abu Qir

or A·bu·kir, A·bou·kir

[ah-boo keer]
  1. a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
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Examples from the Web for aboukir

Historical Examples

  • Before the battle of Aboukir the Court at Naples had been trembling for its existence.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • Instead of doing this, however, he anchored in Aboukir Bay, and there waited.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • Nevertheless, the news of Aboukir did not wholly please him.

  • After the defeat of his fleet at Aboukir, Napoleon determined to invade Syria.

  • (p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay on the 2nd of March 1801.

    The Surrender of Napoleon

    Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.