[ ah-boo-keer, ab-oo- ]
/ ˌɑ buˈkɪər, ˌæb u- /
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a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
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Words nearby Abukir
abugida, Abu Hanifa, Abu Hanifah, abuilding, Abuja, Abukir, Abukir Bay, abulia, Abuna, abundance, abundant
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How to use Abukir in a sentence
The Fatimé had sailed early in the morning, but she was soon discovered off the Bay of Abukir.Asiatic Breezes|Oliver Optic
The fleet of Brueys remained at anchor in the road of Abukir.
The fleet of Admiral Brueys was at anchor in the bay Abukir.
It was sheltered by Abukir (now Nelson's) island and its rocks, and its leading ship was pretty close to the shoal off the island.
The only two ships which remained to France of the fleet defeated in Abukir bay were captured, one of them by Nelson himself.