Aboukir Bay

Abukir Bay

/ (ˌæbuːˈkɪə) /

  1. a bay on the N coast of Egypt, where the Nile enters the Mediterranean: site of the Battle of the Nile (1798), in which Nelson defeated the French fleet: Arabic name: Abu Qîr (abuˈkiːr)

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How to use Aboukir Bay in a sentence

  • The garrison of the latter depended largely for daily bread upon this route, now closed by the fleet in Aboukir Bay.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • At the battle of Aboukir Bay the British losses were reported to be 896 killed and wounded.

    Drake, Nelson and Napoleon | Walter Runciman
  • On the 24th the great fleet sailed, and on the 1st of March anchored in Aboukir Bay.

    At Aboukir and Acre | George Alfred Henty
  • He felt he was closely watched, and he was haunted by the memory of the disastrous night battle in Aboukir Bay.

    Famous Sea Fights | John Richard Hale
  • So far as I can discover, he has been in every naval fight since Aboukir Bay.

    The Blower of Bubbles | Arthur Beverley Baxter