- a peninsula in NW France, on the S coast of Brittany: British naval victory over the French 1759. 6 miles (10 km) long.
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They rendezvous in Quiberon Bay as soon as they are equipped.
At length an expedition was planned to attack the Peninsula of Quiberon.Will Weatherhelm
Wouldn't you and yours have forgiven the victims of Quiberon?The Chouans
Honore de Balzac
Before these horrible events were known in England, Ministers prepared to succour the vanguard at Quiberon.
Windham now persistently urged an expedition to Brittany; and the Quiberon and Yeu enterprises were largely due to him.
- a peninsula of NW France, on the S coast of Brittany: a naval battle was fought off its coast in 1759 during the Seven Years' War, in which the British defeated the French
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