- a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
- Abu Qir.
or A·bu·kir, A·bou·kir
- 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
Before the battle of Aboukir the Court at Naples had been trembling for its existence.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
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.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
After the defeat of his fleet at Aboukir, Napoleon determined to invade Syria.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
(p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay on the 2nd of March 1801.The Surrender of Napoleon
Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.