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[zee-broo g-uh; Flemish zey-brœkh-uh]
  1. a seaport in NW Belgium: part of the city of Bruges; German submarine base in World War I.
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Examples from the Web for zeebrugge

Historical Examples

  • They arrived at Zeebrugge at noon, and were immediately unloaded.

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


  • We have taken nearly twenty thousand prisoners, and Zeebrugge is threatened.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • On this same date Zeebrugge and Ostend fell into the hands of the Germans.

  • He walks with a limp owing to a wound received at the Zeebrugge affair.

  • We are now slowly, very slowly, struggling back to Zeebrugge.

British Dictionary definitions for zeebrugge


  1. a port in NW Belgium, in W Flanders on the North Sea: linked by canal with Bruges; German submarine base in World War I
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