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[al-ji-sir-uh s; Spanish ahl-he-thee-rahs]
  1. a seaport in S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Strait of Gibraltar.
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Examples from the Web for algeciras

Historical Examples of algeciras

  • Next time he attacked Algeciras; which, after a long siege, he took in 1343.

    Held Fast For England

    G. A. Henty

  • In the course of his rambling operations, Algeciras and Malaga were the only places where Riego was at all well received.

  • A boat took us to Algeciras, and thence we trudged it to San Lucar.


    Mary Johnston

  • Nick enjoyed hearing Angela exclaim, "This is like Algeciras!"

    The Port of Adventure

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

  • The Hannibal was unable to join them, and reanchored at Algeciras.

British Dictionary definitions for algeciras


  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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