[ shair-boorg; French sher-boor ]

  1. a seaport in NW France.

Words Nearby Cherbourg Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Cherbourg in a sentence

  • The name is territorial; and the better opinion is inclined to connect it with Brix, between Cherbourg and Valognes.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • Topmasts were housed, and they passed into the breakwater ready for the two-miles beat through Cherbourg Roads.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • Lady Belfast describes very amusingly the visit of the English yachts to Cherbourg and the welcome they had there.

  • The ship went about, and stood to the southward, the principal intending to go into Cherbourg if the weather would permit.

    Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
  • I thought I was east of Cherbourg, when I was far to the west and stopped my engine in that belief, and then set it going again.

    Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells

British Dictionary definitions for Cherbourg


/ (ˈʃɛəbʊəɡ, French ʃɛrbur) /

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

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