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[kahn-bre] /kɑ̃ˈbrɛ/
a city in N France: battles 1917, 1918. Unabridged
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  • At the time there was very little cash in circulation at Cambrai.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • Charles procured a post-chaise, under pretext of going to Cambrai.

  • There are 14 locks between Cambrai and Cond, each providing a means of passage over the river.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Congress of Cambrai is to follow; and much else equally spectral.

  • A typical illustration of German morality is afforded by an edict which was published in Cambrai towards the end of November.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • The surrender of Cambrai provoked the execution of Marie Antoinette.

  • The German defence at Cambrai was most determined, and they had a large quantity of artillery in the neighbourhood.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • He played no part in the peace of Cambrai, which settled for the time the conditions of Europe.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • Whilst we were at Cambrai a German Intelligence officer took me to his room and had a long conversation with me.

    The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for Cambrai


/French kɑ̃brɛ/
a town in NE France: textile industry: scene of a battle in which massed tanks were first used and broke through the German line (November, 1917). Pop: 33 738 (1999)
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