[tawr-bey, -bey] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for torbay

Historical Examples of torbay

  • On the 16th of February they took an English barque from Torbay, laden with salt.

  • I found in him an old shipmate, as he had been master of the Torbay when I belonged to her.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • He proposed to send me on board one of the Torbay fishing-boats.

  • In Torbay, too, was enacted what may be called the last scene of the war.


    Francis A. Knight

  • On the fifth of November of the year 1688, William landed at Torbay.

    The Story of Mankind

    Hendrik Van Loon

British Dictionary definitions for torbay


  1. a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon, consisting of Torquay and two neighbouring coastal resorts. Pop: 131 300 (2003 est). Area: 63 sq km (24 sq miles)
  2. Also: Tor Bay an inlet of the English Channel on the coast of SW England, near Torquay
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