[bal-uh-klah-vuh; Russian buh-luh-klah-vuh]
a seaport in S Crimea, in the S Ukraine, on the Black Sea: scene of English cavalry charge against Russians (1854), celebrated in Tennyson's poem Charge of the Light Brigade.
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Historical Examples of balaklava
I took his counsel, and at noon next day we dropped anchor at Balaklava.
He would wait for her with unspeakable impatience in Balaklava Place.
I forgot to mention the sleeping arrangements of the "Balaklava."
The sun was already risen when I came out on the deck of the "Balaklava;" but where was the sun?
These, as well as the works of Balaklava, were held by the Russians.
British Dictionary definitions for balaklava
a small port in Ukraine, in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War
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