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[French koor-tre]
  1. a city in W Belgium, on the Lys River: important medieval city.
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Flemish Kortrijk.
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Examples from the Web for courtrai

Historical Examples

  • They also wrecked the railway stations at Douai, Don, and Courtrai.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • From the national point of view, the Battle of Courtrai is no less important.


    Emile Cammaerts

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for courtrai


  1. 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
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