an island off the W coast of Sabah: part of Sabah state, E Malaysia: a free port. 35 sq. mi. (90.65 sq. km).
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How to use Labuan in a sentence
A rich mine of copper is worked at Mukki near Labuan-haji, by the Achinese.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
At present the colony of Labuan seems a farce, and ought either to be done away with or placed on an entirely different footing.The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
After the Labuan failure, however, one is disposed not to be over-sanguine in such matters.The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The island of Labuan lies six miles west of the northern portion of Bruneï.Four Young Explorers | Oliver Optic
The coalmines of Labuan have been worked spasmodically, but success has never attended the venture.
British Dictionary definitions for Labuan
an island off the NW coast of Borneo, forming a federal territory of Malaysia: part of the Straits Settlements until 1946, when transferred to North Borneo. Chief town: Victoria (or Labuan). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)
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