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  1. a river in N Italy, flowing N into the Po at Piacenza: Romans defeated by Hannibal near here 218 b.c. 70 miles (113 km) long.
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Historical Examples of trebbia

  • Returning swiftly from the battlefield of the Trebbia, he began to drive back Moreau to the Riviera.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2


  • Thus the battle of the Trebbia (June 17-19) was fought by both sides in the spirit of the offensive.

  • During the three days' fighting on the Trebbia the French had lost a third of their men and nearly all their officers.

    Napoleon's Marshals

    R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • Macdonald wished to fight without Moreau; he crossed the Trebbia, attacked the enemy, was defeated and retreated to Modena.

    The Companions of Jehu

    Alexandre Dumas, pre