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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southern Ukraine on Kerch Strait, a shallow waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov and bordered on the west by the Kerch Peninsula. The city was founded by Greek colonists in the sixth century BC and eventually passed to Russia after the first Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviated form of kerchief.

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  • proper noun A city on the Kerch Peninsula of eastern Crimea, on the shore of Kerch Strait; an important industrial, transport and tourist centre of Ukraine.

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Examples

  • The widely publicised incident in the Kerch Strait in August was ridiculed in the Russian blogosphere and independent media as yet another of Putin's photo opportunities.

    Vladimir Putin's chief spokesman admits Greek urn find was staged

  • An intimidating authority figure (Ian Kerch) pops in and out of the metallic room he is in to interrogate him of things he knows nothing of.

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  • Apparently the Kerch area was held by a quarter of a million men without any armor whatsoever.

    Deathride

  • The result, like von Manstein at Kerch, was a sort of Smolensk in reverse, with the Soviet troops advancing recklessly forward, not realizing that they were vulnerable to the same pincer movement on offense as had been the case when their units had been bypassed by the advancing Germans.

    Deathride

  • Convinced that the main effort would be directed toward Moscow, he had shifted his resources north.11 At the same time, he apparently was so convinced of the successes of his midwinter offensives that he believed he could ignore the dangers of having his troops in highly vulnerable salients such as Kerch and Izyum.

    Deathride

  • The Germans evacuated 255,970 men and 21,230 motor vehicles, and 72,809 horses across the Kerch Strait to Crimea.

    Deathride

  • In February, Stalin had listed Kerch the town at the eastern end of the peninsula as yet another Soviet victory.

    Deathride

  • The bridgehead the Soviets had established on the western side of the Kerch Strait gave them a foothold on the Crimean Peninsula, where the talented Erich von Manstein, together with a large Romanian force, was laying siege to Sevastopol.

    Deathride

  • Convinced that the main effort would be directed toward Moscow, he had shifted his resources north.11 At the same time, he apparently was so convinced of the successes of his midwinter offensives that he believed he could ignore the dangers of having his troops in highly vulnerable salients such as Kerch and Izyum.

    Deathride

  • The mouth of the Don opened onto the Sea of Azov and thence to the Mediterranean, via the Strait of Kerch and the Black Sea.

    Deathride

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