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Trincomalee

or Trin·co·ma·li

[tring-koh-muh-lee]
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noun
  1. a seaport in E Sri Lanka.
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Examples from the Web for trincomalee

Historical Examples

  • Calling at Trincomalee en route, the 'Sunbeam' next proceeded to Burmah.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • At noon we had run 95 miles, and Trincomalee was 244 miles distant.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Some question about Trincomalee was agitated at the same time.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Trincomalee is situated about one hundred and eighty miles by land from Colombo.

    The Pearl of India

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Trincomalee , an important naval station and seaport on the NE.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood


British Dictionary definitions for trincomalee

Trincomalee

noun
  1. a port in NE Sri Lanka, on the Bay of Trincomalee (an inlet of the Bay of Bengal); British naval base until 1957: a centre of conflict in the insurgency by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Pop: 44 313 (1981 census); more recent official figures are not available
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