[suh-vas-tuh-pohl, sev-uh-stoh-puh l; Russian syi-vuh-staw-puh l]
- 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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Examples from the Web for sevastopol
Three other mules from the Crimean city of Sevastopol were detained at a road checkpoint with $400,000 in cash on them.Ukraine Foreign Minister Speaks of Mistrust—and a Truce
April 19, 2014
That same night they were picked up they were taken to a Russian navy base in Sevastopol and each was put in a separate cell.Ukrainian Women Kidnapped by Russians in Crimea Tell Their Tale
March 24, 2014
The ruins of this city may still be seen near the modern Sevastopol.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
At a distance, the fort bears some resemblance to Fort Paul at Sevastopol.The Civil War in America
William Howard Russell
And how splendid it would have been for us to be together in Sevastopol.
But we do not know where our battery is; some say that it is in Sevastopol, others that it is at Odessa.
With this defeat vanished the last chance of saving Sevastopol.
- 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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