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[truh-fal-ger; Spanish trah-fahl-gahr] /trəˈfæl gər; Spanish ˌtrɑ fɑlˈgɑr/
Cape, a cape on the SW coast of Spain, W of Gibraltar: British naval victory over the French and Spanish fleets 1805. Unabridged
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  • But his last and well-known signal at Trafalgar surpassed all the rest, as much as the triumph surpassed these triumphs.

  • "The battle of Trafalgar, no doubt," her aunt interrupted, briskly.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • But now Gibraltar, the crouching lion of Trafalgar, had risen from the sea.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Going by a hotel in Trafalgar Square he stepped in and asked for a bed.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • It was inconvenient in action, too; hence, Nelson at Trafalgar ordered the whole of his fleet to hoist the white ensign.

    The Flags of the World F. Edward Hulme
  • On Trafalgar Day the weather was not so much unfavourable as extremely dangerous.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Trafalgar


/trəˈfælɡə; Spanish trafalˈɣar/
Cape Trafalgar, a cape on the SW coast of Spain, south of Cádiz: scene of the decisive naval battle (1805) in which the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the British under Nelson, who was mortally wounded
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