a peninsula in NW European Turkey, extending between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. 50 miles (80 km) long.
a port in NW Turkey.
- Also called Gallipoli Peninsula .
- Turkish Ge·li·bo·lu [ge-lee-baw-loo] /gɛˈli bɔ lu/ .
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How to use Gallipoli in a sentence
Yet (and despite the Peter Weir movie "Gallipoli"), it was not an ANZAC show only.
Today, April 25, is the anniversary of the first day of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.
The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.
His words are inscribed on the memorial to the Allied forces that now stands at Gallipoli.
An army at Gallipoli could check such a movement, if it ever entered into the head of any one to attempt to put it in practice.
When morning came we only felt sorry that nature had made Gallipoli, a desirable place for us to land at.
Towards the end of April they had 22,000 men in the neighbourhood of Gallipoli, and the narrow streets were almost impassable.
The land around Gallipoli on the European side of the straits is more bleak and more level.
No use splitting the difference and trying to win everywhere like high brows halting between Flanders and Gallipoli.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for Gallipoli
a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop: 22 000 (latest est)
- Turkish name: Gelibolu
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