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Strasbourg

[stras-burg, strahz-boo rg; French straz-boor]
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noun
  1. a fortress city in and the capital of Bas-Rhin, in NE France, near the Rhine: cathedral; taken by Allied forces November 1944.
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German Strass·burg [shtrahs-boork] /ˈʃtrɑs bʊərk/.

Bas-Rhin

[bah-ran]
noun
  1. a department in NE France. 1848 sq. mi. (4785 sq. km). Capital: Strasbourg.
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  • It would be a military picnic, a holiday excursion from Strasbourg to Berlin.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • For Strasbourg is now one of the great strongholds of the German Empire.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • "To attack the fort at Strasbourg will not be easy," said Crochard, at last.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • Let the attack on Mannheim have what success it may, Strasbourg will be held still.

  • He has taken the Strasbourg road, instead of the northern one.'


British Dictionary definitions for strasbourg

Strasbourg

noun
  1. a city in NE France, on the Rhine: the chief French inland port; under German rule (1870–1918); university (1567); seat of the Council of Europe and of the European Parliament. Pop: 264 115 (1999)German name: Strassburg (ˈʃtraːsbʊrk)
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Bas-Rhin

noun
  1. a department of NE France in Alsace region. Capital: Strasbourg. Pop: 1 052 698 (2003 est). Area: 4793 sq km (1869 sq miles)
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