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Bassein

[buh-seyn]
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noun
  1. a city in SW Burma, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River.
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Examples from the Web for bassein

Historical Examples

  • Bassein is one hundred and ninety-two miles west of Rangoon.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong

  • Bassein was captured in the same spirited way on the 19th of May.

    Our Sailors

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • In those days the only approach to Bassein was by river steamer.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

  • But, in 79, the arrival of the Bassein steamer was the event of the week.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

  • In 1739 these hardy Hindu soldiers sacked Bassein, and they extended their incursions to the very walls of Goa.

    Rulers of India: Albuquerque

    Henry Morse Stephens


British Dictionary definitions for bassein

Bassein

noun
  1. a city in Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy delta: a port on the Bassein River (the westernmost distributary of the Irrawaddy). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est)
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