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[vee-goh; for 1 also French vee-goh; for 2, 3 also Spanish bee-gaw] /ˈvi goʊ; for 1 also French viˈgoʊ; for 2, 3 also Spanish ˈbi gɔ/
[zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
(Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director.
Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long.
a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702. Unabridged
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  • To slip out and warn Martin before Vigo got a chance at him—that was all you had to do.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • When Orange reached the house in Vigo Street, it was still early in the day.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Vigo's troop was but slow-moving, as some of the horses carried double, some were loaded with chattels.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • The third in this case is the lady who called at Vigo Street.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • But a nimbus of golden light still shone around the gallant Vigo.

    Strange Stories of the Great Valley Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
  • Mr. Parflete saw the lady who went to Vigo Street, and he did not know who she was.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Mr. Vigo purchased a splendid mansion in St. James' Square, where invitations to his banquets were looked upon almost as commands.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli
  • Admiral Hobson, who broke the boom at Vigo in 1702, belonged to the same calling.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • For three days the gale continued, threatening the whole fleet with destruction till it was got safely up above Vigo.

British Dictionary definitions for Vigo


/ˈviːɡəʊ; Spanish ˈbiɡo/
a port in NW Spain, in Galicia on Vigo Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic): site of a British and Dutch naval victory (1702) over the French and Spanish. Pop: 292 566 (2003 est)
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