[shair-boo rg; French sher-boor]


a seaport in NW France. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cherbourg

Historical Examples of cherbourg

  • His all-night ride from Cherbourg had left him disheveled, unshaven and hungry.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • She had, however, one day talked of Cherbourg, mentioning that she had been born there.

  • The old town of Cherbourg was experiencing its semi-weekly apotheosis.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • C——, the banker and american consul at Cherbourg, to whom I had letters from Mons.

  • One of these was intended for the admiral in command of the French fleet at Cherbourg.

British Dictionary definitions for cherbourg



a port in NW France, on the English Channel. Pop: 25 370 (1999)
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