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[al-ig-zan-dret-uh, -zahn-]
  1. former name of Iskenderun.
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Examples from the Web for alexandretta

Historical Examples of alexandretta

  • The Alexandria here alluded to is of course Alexandretta, or Iskenderoon.

    Early Travels in Palestine

    Arculf et al.

  • The time from Constantinople to Alexandretta is eight to ten days.

  • Through unavoidable delays they were able to reach Alexandretta only on May 25.

  • A branch line connects with the Mediterranean at Alexandretta.

  • She had struck a mine near Alexandretta and lost half her crew.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

British Dictionary definitions for alexandretta


  1. the former name of Iskenderun
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