Belfort

[bel-fawr, bey-]
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noun

Ter·ri·toire de [te-ree-twar duh] /tɛ riˈtwar də/, a department in E France. 235 sq. mi. (610 sq. km). Capital: Belfort.
a fortress city in E France, strategically located on a mountain pass between the Vosges and Jura mountains: siege 1870–71; battle 1944.

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  • The news was well received, for anything was preferable to the prison life they were leading in Belfort.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • Now it seems that fate won't let you fight Belfort; but I don't see how you can keep from meeting Schwarzfelder.

    In Hostile Red

    Joseph Altsheler

  • Belfort was there too, and he was gloomy, despite the fact that he had been commended by Sir William for gallantry in action.

    In Hostile Red

    Joseph Altsheler

  • At Belfort the station was crowded with French troops and an elderly French couple came into our compartment.

  • The aerodrome to which we were flying was at Luxeuil, near Belfort, in the foot-hills of the Vosges.

    'Green Balls'

    Paul Bewsher



British Dictionary definitions for belfort

Belfort

noun

Territoire de Belfort (tɛritwar də) a department of E France, now in Franche-Comté region: the only part of Alsace remaining to France after 1871. Capital: Belfort. Pop: Pop: 139 383 (2003 est). Area: 608 sq km (237 sq miles)
a fortress town in E France: strategically situated in the Belfort Gap between the Vosges and the Jura mountains. Pop: 50 417 (1999)
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