[ al-ji-sir-uhs; Spanish ahl-he-thee-rahs ]

  1. a seaport in S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Strait of Gibraltar.

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How to use Algeciras in a sentence

  • In 1972 while on the Costa del Sol, I traveled down to Algeciras only to find that Franco, who was still ruling Spain, had dug up the road to Gibraltar over a fight with the British.

  • In that year France annexed this north African country in spite of the agreement that had been reached at Algeciras.

  • But the offer of Algeciras induced him to promise aid, and he came with a strong army of Moors and Berbers.

    The Story of Seville | Walter M. Gallichan
  • In these modern days Gibraltar is not so secure, for the heights of Algeciras, in Spain, are only about seven miles away.

  • Meanwhile the Castilians attacked Algeciras, and Mohammed, between two foes, was brought to bay.

    Southern Spain | A.F. Calvert
  • We were of substantial service in bringing to a satisfactory conclusion the negotiations at Algeciras concerning Morocco.

    Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt

British Dictionary definitions for Algeciras


/ (ˌældʒɪˈsɪrəs, Spanish alxeˈθiras) /

  1. a port and resort in SW Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar: scene of a conference of the Great Powers in 1906. Pop: 108 779 (2003 est)

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