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Navarino

[nav-uh-ree-noh]
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noun
  1. a seaport in the SW Peloponnesus, in SW Greece: Turkish and Egyptian fleets defeated near here in a naval battle 1827.
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Greek Pylos, Pilos.
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Historical Examples

  • On August 24 she joined the squadron under Codrington at Navarino.

    The Surrender of Napoleon

    Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.

  • Near this lay an envelope printed with the name of a Navarino hotel.

  • But ere Navarino had been fought, a new ministry was in power in England.

  • I had it before Navarino, when no one expected an engagement.

    Chantry House

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Next day they weighed anchor early, and dividing their fleet, sailed into the harbour of Navarino by both entrances at once.


British Dictionary definitions for navarino

Navarino

noun
  1. the Italian name for Pylos
  2. a sea battle (Oct 20, 1827) in which the defeat of the Turkish-Egyptian fleet by a combined British, French, and Russian fleet decided Greek independence
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