Sevastopol

[ suh-vas-tuh-pohl, sev-uh-stoh-puh l; Russian syi-vuh-staw-puh l ]
/ səˈvæs təˌpoʊl, ˌsɛv əˈstoʊ pəl; Russian syɪ vʌˈstɔ pəl /
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noun

a fortified seaport in the S Crimea, in S Ukraine: famous for its heroic resistance during sieges of 349 days in 1854–55, and 245 days in 1941–42.


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Sevastopol

/ (Russian sɪvasˈtɔpəlj) /

noun

a port, resort, and naval base in S Ukraine, in the Crimea, on the Black Sea: captured and destroyed by British, French, and Turkish forces after a siege of 11 months (1854–55) during the Crimean War; taken by the Germans after a siege of 8 months (1942) during World War II. Pop: 338 000 (2005 est)English name: Sebastopol
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