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Basseterre

[ bahs-tair ]
/ bɑsˈtɛər /
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noun
a seaport in and the capital of St. Kitts-Nevis, in the West Indies.
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Other definitions 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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How to use Basseterre in a sentence

  • Why, we've got him safe under lock and key here at Basseterre.

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

    Jungle Peace|William Beebe
  • We came to an anchor before the town of Basseterre, the capital of the island.

    Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
  • Fort Fleur d'Épée was taken by storm, and the place not being tenable after this loss, the British crossed over to 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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