a river in W Europe, flowing NE through N France and S Belgium into the Meuse at Namur: battle 1918. 120 miles (193 km) long.
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How to use Sambre in a sentence
The western portion of the old diocese was sunk in 'Sambre et Meuse,' of which Namur was the chief town.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
This was only approximately carried out: at nightfall, some French divisions were still on the wrong side of the Sambre.
The Prussians on the eastern half lay chiefly on the north side of the Meuse and its tributary the Sambre.
The two armies met just south of Brussels, near Charleroi, where a main road crosses the Sambre.
Na-mur´, strongly fortified town, at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 1 (of 10) | James Edward Parrott
British Dictionary definitions for Sambre
a river in W Europe, rising in N France and flowing east into Belgium to join the Meuse at Namur. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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