[ truh-fal-ger; Spanish trah-fahl-gahr ]

  1. Cape, a cape on the SW coast of Spain, W of Gibraltar: British naval victory over the French and Spanish fleets 1805.

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How to use Trafalgar in a sentence

  • Certainly the Gormley project was making me sensitive to the ambient life of Trafalgar Square.

    London's Living Sculptures | Anthony Haden-Guest | August 6, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.

    Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
  • There was a recruiting meeting going on in Trafalgar Square, the speakers standing on the monument.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Trafalgar Square itself got its name in honour of Nelson, the hero of the great victory of Trafalgar.

    Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
  • As she passed through the Straits, seventy-five English blue-jackets put out from Trafalgar, and joined her.

    The Lord of the Sea | M. P. Shiel
  • The anniversary of Trafalgar Day was celebrated while we were in London.

    A Journey Through France in War Time | Joseph G. Butler, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for Trafalgar


/ (trəˈfælɡə, Spanish trafalˈɣar) /

  1. Cape Trafalgar a cape on the SW coast of Spain, south of Cádiz: scene of the decisive naval battle (1805) in which the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the British under Nelson, who was mortally wounded

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