Basseterre

[ bahs-tair ]
/ bɑsˈtɛər /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of St. Kitts-Nevis, in the West Indies.

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Definition for Basseterre (2 of 2)

Basse-Terre
[ bahs-tair; French bahs-ter ]
/ bɑsˈtɛər; French bɑsˈtɛr /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies.
See under Guadeloupe.
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Example sentences from the Web for Basseterre

  • We anchored off Basseterre and waited in vain for the doctor.

    Jungle Peace|William Beebe
  • Fort Fleur d'Épée was taken by storm, and the place not being tenable after this loss, the British crossed over to Basseterre.

  • We came to an anchor before the town of Basseterre, the capital of the island.

    Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
  • Why, we've got him safe under lock and key here at Basseterre.

British Dictionary definitions for Basseterre (1 of 2)

Basse-Terre
/ (ˈbæsˈtɛə, French bɑstɛr) /

noun

a mountainous island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, comprising part of Guadeloupe. Area: 848 sq km (327 sq miles)
a port in W Guadeloupe, on Basse-Terre Island: the capital of the French Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. Pop: 12 410 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for Basseterre (2 of 2)

Basseterre
/ (bæsˈtɛə, French bɑstɛr) /

noun

a port in the Caribbean, on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands: the capital of St Kitts-Nevis. Pop: 13 220 (2001)
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