- a city in W Belgium, on the Lys River: important medieval city.
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They also wrecked the railway stations at Douai, Don, and Courtrai.
From the national point of view, the Battle of Courtrai is no less important.Belgium
The Spaniards had taken Courtrai, and it was well to temporize.
It was the best meal I had had since the "banquet" in the prison at Courtrai.
I found that most of the prisoners remained at Courtrai only two or three days.
- a town in W Belgium, in West Flanders on the Lys River: the largest producer of linen in W Europe. Pop: 73 984 (2004 est)Flemish name: Kortrijk