from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A British colony at the northwest end of the Rock of Gibraltar, a peninsula on the south-central coast of Spain in the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean between Spain and northern Africa. Gibraltar was captured by Arabs in 711 and passed to the Spanish in 1462. Great Britain took control in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession, although Spain has made repeated claims to regain the territory. Population: 28,000.
- n. An invincible fortress or stronghold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An overseas territory of the United Kingdom at the southern end of Iberia.
- proper n. A strait connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic between Gibraltar and Morocco.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain, held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable stronghold.
- n. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in full, Gibraltar rock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of candy: same as Gibraltar rock.
- n. A kind of sugar-candy made in short thick sticks with rounded ends.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
GIBRALTAR: The world-renowned fortress of Gibraltar was reached after some hours 'delay, and we were welcomed by sunshine and a June-like temperature.
The Spanish people are continually being buoyed up with the pleasant fiction, that it is only _lent_ to its present proprietors; for in all documents relating to Gibraltar, or in all questions raised in the Spanish parliament touching that place, the British are referred to as being only "_in temporary possession of Gibraltar_."
GIBRALTAR (Reuters) - A Spanish cabinet minister visited Gibraltar for the first time in more than 300 years on Tuesday, and Madrid insisted his trip did not change its claim to the British territory.
Gibraltar is famous for a couple of things, one namely being the ´Rock of Gibraltar´ - a huge limestone rock which towers over the territory, and takes up almost all of it!
One of the reasons why Hayti refused us even a lease of the harbor, which he calls her Gibraltar, was resentment at our national prejudice against the color of her citizens.
Any objections to a story set in Gibraltar with a Romanian protagonist being podcast with a kiwi accent?
Wednesday's announcement of a new contract for Mina, which is registered in Gibraltar, follows a bitter row between the White House and the U.S.
At an address in Gibraltar used by both Red Star and Mina is a law firm that specializes in "virtual office services."
In just eight years, Mina and Red Star - both registered in Gibraltar and run by the same people - have come from nowhere to become a key link in the U.S. military's supply chain.
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