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  1. a river in S central Italy, flowing from the Apennines into the Tyrrhenian Sea. 110 miles (175 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for volturno

Historical Examples

  • He had cooked for him on the field of Volturno after fighting all day.

    Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

    Joseph Conrad

  • That officer later on joined Garibaldi, and was killed at the Battle of the Volturno.

    An Autobiography

    Elizabeth Butler

  • I was able to take a part in the battle of Volturno, but collapsed after it was over.

  • On the 1st of October he routed the remnant of the Bourbon army 40,000 strong on the Volturno.

  • The Neapolitan army at Capua had been very largely reinforced, and had taken post along the river Volturno.

British Dictionary definitions for volturno


  1. a river in S central Italy, flowing southeast and southwest to the Tyrrhenian Sea: scene of a battle (1860) during the wars for Italian unity, in which Garibaldi defeated the Neapolitans; German line of defence during World War II. Length: 175 km (109 miles)
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