[ French me-seen ]
/ French mɛˈsin /
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a village in W Belgium, near Ypres: battles 1914, 1917.
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How to use Messines in a sentence
The Germans made an effort to rally, but their first counter-attacks, near Oosttaverne and to the east of Messines, failed.
By night the British were in possession of the last houses west of Messines, the Germans holding the eastern crest.
During the night of October 31, the Messines-Wytschaete crest was again fiercely attacked.
But the great events of the day took place between Gheluvelt on the north and Messines on the south.
The most critical fighting of the day in this part of the line was at Messines, on Allenby's right.