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[vil-helms-hah-fuh n]
  1. a seaport in NW Germany, NW of Bremen, on the North Sea.
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Historical Examples

  • The journey ended on the 25th of May, just one month after leaving Wilhelmshaven.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • But Kiel, Wilhelmshaven and Zeebrugge are likely to change all this.

    Aircraft and Submarines

    Willis J. Abbot.

  • He evidently has no desire to share the fate of "Wilhelmshaven."

  • As we passed through the suburbs of Wilhelmshaven we began to get some inkling of where the food came from.

  • Steeples and factory chimneys and the loom of lofty barracks located Wilhelmshaven without revealing it.

British Dictionary definitions for wilhelmshaven


  1. a port and resort in NW Germany, in Lower Saxony: founded in 1853; was the chief German North Sea naval base until 1945; a major oil port. Pop: 84 586 (2003 est)
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