Gibraltar, Rock of
or ancient Calpe geographical name headland on S coast of Spain at E end of Strait of Gibraltar; highest point 1396 feet (426 meters) — see Pillars of Hercules

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  • Rock of Gibraltar, the — Rock of Gi|bral|tar, the [ ,rak əv dʒı brɔltər ] a small area of land in the southern part of Spain that is controlled by the U.K.. If someone says something is like the Rock of Gibraltar, they mean it is very solid and strong and will not be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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