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Belfort

[bel-fawr, bey-] /bɛlˈfɔr, beɪ-/
noun
1.
Ter·ri·toire de
[te-ree-twar duh] /tɛ riˈtwar də/ (Show IPA)
a department in E France. 235 sq. mi. (610 sq. km).
Capital: Belfort.
2.
a fortress city in E France, strategically located on a mountain pass between the Vosges and Jura mountains: siege 1870–71; battle 1944.
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  • I can understand a Pacifist, with his special scruples, disliking the militarism of Belfort.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • I have already told you that Belfort is his own master: his is a divisional.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Belfort was silent under the rebuke, but I could see that it stung him.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • At Belfort we saw signs of bombardment, but they were not so shocking.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • They had taken it for granted that the next German attempt would be made somewhere between Longwy and Belfort.

British Dictionary definitions for Belfort

Belfort

/French bɛlfɔr/
noun
1.
Territoire de Belfort (tɛritwar də). a department of E France, now in Franche-Comté region: the only part of Alsace remaining to France after 1871. Capital: Belfort. Pop: Pop: 139 383 (2003 est). Area: 608 sq km (237 sq miles)
2.
a fortress town in E France: strategically situated in the Belfort Gap between the Vosges and the Jura mountains. Pop: 50 417 (1999)
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