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  1. a seaport in SW Morocco: destroyed by earthquake in 1960; new town rebuilt S of original site.
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Historical Examples

  • The memory of Agadir still rankled in the proud Germanic soul.

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  • This was the famous "Agadir incident," of which we have all heard.

  • Then came the Agadir incident in 1911 when once more the Kaiser bluffed.

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  • In 1911 followed the episode of Agadir, which was clearly an attempt to 'force a quarrel on France.'

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  • The date of all this being about the time of the misguided Panther's fateful leap on Agadir.

British Dictionary definitions for agadir


  1. a port in SW Morocco, which became the centre of an international crisis (1911), when a gunboat arrived to protect German interests. Britain issued a strong warning to Germany but the French negotiated and war was averted. In 1960 the town was virtually destroyed by an earthquake, about 10 000 people being killed. Pop: 385 000 (2003)
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