Prince Rupert


noun

a seaport and railway terminus in W British Columbia, in W Canada.

Definition for prince rupert (2 of 2)

Rupert

[ roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert ]
/ ˈru pərt; for 1 also German ˈru pɛrt /

noun

Prince,1619–82, German Royalist general and admiral in the English Civil War (nephew of Charles I of England).
a river in W Quebec, Canada, flowing W to James Bay. 380 miles (610 km) long.
a male given name: derived from Robert.

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British Dictionary definitions for prince rupert (1 of 3)

Prince Rupert

/ (ˈruːpət) /

noun

a port in W Canada, on the coast of British Columbia: one of the W termini of the Canadian National transcontinental railway. Pop: 14 643 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for prince rupert (2 of 3)

Rupert

1
/ (ˈruːpət) /

noun

Prince . 1619–82, German-born nephew of Charles I: Royalist general during the Civil War (until 1646) and commander of the Royalist fleet (1648–50). After the Restoration he was an admiral of the English fleet in wars against the Dutch

British Dictionary definitions for prince rupert (3 of 3)

Rupert

2
/ (ˈruːpət) /

noun

military derogatory, slang a junior officer in the British army

Word Origin for Rupert

from association of this forename with high social class in Britain
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