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[kahr-lee-uh n]
  1. a town in Gwent, in SE Wales: site of ancient Roman fortress, a supposed seat of King Arthur's court.
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Historical Examples of caerleon

  • I will set forth at once to Caerleon, and him that I bring shall be worthy of thee.

    King Arthur's Knights

    Henry Gilbert

  • I doubt few are about the streets of Caerleon on such a night.'

  • Gauvain has met a knight, stranger to him, with whom he travels to Caerleon.

  • It was the custom of that country to keep the feast of St. Aaron with great pomp at Caerleon, and many another town besides.

  • Her presents came to him at the mayor's house of Caerleon, and he spent his riches charitably.

British Dictionary definitions for caerleon


  1. a town in SE Wales, in Newport county borough on the River Usk: traditionally the seat of King Arthur's court. Pop: 9392 (2001)
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