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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Nasser, Gamal Abdel 1918-1970. Egyptian army officer and politician who served as prime minister (1954-1956) and president (1956-1958) of Egypt and as president of the United Arab Republic (1958-1970). His nationalization of the Suez Canal precipitated an international crisis (1956).
  • LakeNasser A lake of southeast Egypt and northern Sudan. It was formed in the 1960s by the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile river. The rising waters of the lake submerged many historic sites.

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  • n. lake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan
  • n. Egyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1970)

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