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a former province in NE Germany: an enclave separated from Germany by the Polish Corridor; now divided between Poland and the Russian Federation. 14,283 sq. mi. (36,993 sq. km). Capital: Königsberg.
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German Ost·preus·sen [awst-proi-suhn] /ˌɔstˈprɔɪ sən/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM East PrussiaEast Prussian, adjective, noun
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How to use East Prussia in a sentence
Mannhardt's collection of customs deals particularly with East Prussia and Lithuania.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
Her invasion of East Prussia had done much to relieve the strain in the West, and heavily she paid for her quixotry.1914|John French, Viscount of Ypres
West beyond Eydtkuhnen, under the pearl-gray northern sky, lies East Prussia.
I have told you what happened in East Prussia in a few sentences; but you must not suppose that the Germans won easy victories.
It was now the business of von Hindenburg to advance from East Prussia and capture the northern line.
British Dictionary definitions for East Prussia
a former province of NE Germany on the Baltic Sea: separated in 1919 from the rest of Germany by the Polish Corridor and Danzig: in 1945 Poland received the south part, the Soviet Union the northGerman name: Ostpreussen (ostˈprɔysən)
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