- Ancient Calpe. a long, precipitous mountain nearly coextensive with this colony: one of the Pillars of Hercules. 1,396 feet (426 meters) high; 2.5 miles (4 km) long.
- any person or thing that has strength and endurance that can be relied on.
Examples from the Web for gibraltar
Walk to Gibraltar across the border at La Línea in Spain (74 miles east of Malaga).Catch Beatles Fever! Ten Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs|Lonely Planet|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is much more than a traffic jam at the border,” Dominique Searle, editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle told The Daily Beast.
“Hell will freeze over before Gibraltar removes the concrete,” Picardo insisted.
In recent years, a slew of online gambling companies have relocated from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar to enjoy the lower taxes.
Home to 30,000 British citizens, Gibraltar would be a way to hit the United Kingdom via the back door.
That night, after telegraphing the consul at Gibraltar of his coming, he crossed the channel.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
Of interest in this connection is the great snow cliff immediately west of Gibraltar Rock.Mount Rainier|Various
She cruised six months, leaving out the time during which she was blockaded in Gibraltar.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
Aren't you tired of hearing people wonder when we shall arrive at Gibraltar?Irma in Italy|Helen Leah Reed
It is now rumored in the palace, that Spain had consented to leave Gibraltar in the possession of England.
British Dictionary definitions for gibraltar
Word Origin and History for gibraltar
1590s, ancient Calpe, captured 710 C.E. by Saracen leader Tariq, renamed Jebel el Tarik "the Mountain of Tarik," hence the English name. A British possession since 1704. Figurative of impregnability by 1856.