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

  • CapeTrafalgar A cape on the southwest coast of Spain northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The British navy under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in 1805.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A headland in Province of Cádiz in the south-west of Spain.
  • proper n. A famous naval battle once fought near the headland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An English body of type, smaller than canon, equal to the American 44-point or meridian, or four lines of small pica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded)


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