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Prince Rupert

noun
1.
a seaport and railway terminus in W British Columbia, in W Canada.

Rupert

[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert] /ˈru pərt; for 1 also German ˈru pɛrt/
noun
1.
Prince, 1619–82, German Royalist general and admiral in the English Civil War (nephew of Charles I of England).
2.
a river in W Quebec, Canada, flowing W to James Bay. 380 miles (610 km) long.
3.
a male given name: derived from Robert.
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British Dictionary definitions for Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert

/ˈruːpət/
noun
1.
a port in W Canada, on the coast of British Columbia: one of the W termini of the Canadian National transcontinental railway. Pop: 14 643 (2001)

Rupert1

/ˈruːpət/
noun
1.
Prince. 1619–82, German-born nephew of Charles I: Royalist general during the Civil War (until 1646) and commander of the Royalist fleet (1648–50). After the Restoration he was an admiral of the English fleet in wars against the Dutch

Rupert2

/ˈruːpət/
noun
1.
(military, derogatory, slang) a junior officer in the British army
Word Origin
from association of this forename with high social class in Britain
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Word Origin and History for Prince Rupert

Rupert

masc. proper name, probably a blend of German Ruprecht and English Robert.

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Encyclopedia Article for Prince Rupert

Rupert

German king from 1400 and, as Rupert III, elector Palatine of the Rhine from 1398.

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