follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

trafalgar, battle of

trafalgar, battle of in Culture
Trafalgar, Battle of [(truh-fal-guhr)]

A naval battle between British and French forces in the early nineteenth century, when Napoleon Bonaparte was the French emperor; the battle was fought off the southwestern coast of Spain. The British fleet, under Admiral Horatio Nelson, captured over a dozen French and Spanish ships and lost none of its own. During the battle, Nelson was killed aboard his flagship, HMS Victory.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for trafalgar,

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends