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  1. a seaport in W Peru, near Lima.
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Examples from the Web for callao

Historical Examples

  • Another road, extending from Callao to San Mateo, was opened in 1876.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • He sailed from Callao, the port of Lima, on the 19th November, 1567.

  • The child's photograph which he had found in the portmanteau was taken at Callao.

  • Sailing north, we entered the Bay of Callao, the port of Lima.

  • Is this me that fought side by side with good shipmates in Callao?

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

British Dictionary definitions for callao


  1. a port in W Peru, near Lima, on Callao Bay : chief import centre of Peru. Pop: 813 264 (2005 est)
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