formerly a borough in SW England: incorporated 1968 with Torbay. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for torquay

Historical Examples of torquay

  • After a short conversation, the yacht dropped her anchor at Torquay.

  • I'll live anywhere except Bournemouth, Torquay, and Cheltenham.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Then he added: “By the way, are there any good nurses in Torquay?”

    The White Lie

    William Le Queux

  • Arriving in Turkey (or Torquay) he was taken and fastened to a tree by his captor.

  • He did so, but he was told at her door that she had returned to Torquay.

    Nona Vincent

    Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for torquay



a town and resort in SW England, in Torbay unitary authority, S Devon. Pop: 62 968 (2001)
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