a village in central Belgium, near Brussels: battle preliminary to the battle of Waterloo fought here 1815.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Quatre Bras in a sentence
Both the allied armies hastened to unite at Quatre Bras; but their junction there was already impossible.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8) | John Richard Green
In the evening he ordered concentration on Nivelles, and not till the morning of the 16th did he direct movements on Quatre-Bras.
About two o'clock however he began, with Reille's corps only, the battle of Quatre-Bras.
Napoleon however seems to have expected that Quatre-Bras would not be held by any serious force.
He followed them—so ragged, so scarred and pierced now, that they would scarcely hold together—to Quatre Bras and Ligny.
British Dictionary definitions for Quatre Bras
a village in Belgium near Brussels; site of a battle in June 1815 where Wellington defeated the French under Marshal Ney, immediately preceding the battle of Waterloo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012