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Terceira

[ter-sey-ruh]
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noun
  1. an island in the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 153 sq. mi. (395 sq. km). Capital: Angra do Heroismo.
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Historical Examples

  • It was intended also to take and garrison Terceira, and any others of the Azores.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • They missed forty India-men, which escaped into the strong harbour of Terceira.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • On the way his brother Paulo died, and was buried at the island of Terceira.

  • It was off the island of Terceira that the Revenge—or what remained of her—came to her end.

    The Golden Galleon

    Robert Leighton

  • Early in the morning the galleons anchored in the roadstead of Terceira.

    The Golden Galleon

    Robert Leighton


British Dictionary definitions for terceira

Terceira

noun
  1. an island in the N Atlantic, in the Azores: NATO military air base. Pop: 55 833 (2001). Area: 397 sq km (153 sq miles)
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