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Ushant

[uhsh-uh nt]
noun
  1. an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 4½ miles (7 km) long.
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French Ouessant.
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Historical Examples of ushant

  • On the voyage they had agreed that, when they came to Ushant, they would be guided by the wind.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • The voyage to Ushant was accomplished without any adventure.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • We sailed at the end of May from Spithead, for a cruise off Ushant.

    Will Weatherhelm

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • He sighted the French to windward on the 28th, about 400 miles west of Ushant.

  • "We can't see the Ushant light," Hilda remarked, looking ahead.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen


British Dictionary definitions for ushant

Ushant

noun
  1. an island off the NW coast of France, at the tip of Brittany: scene of naval battles in 1778 and 1794 between France and Britain. Area: about 16 sq km (6 sq miles)French name: Ouessant
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