Trafalgar, Cape
geographical name cape SW Spain SE of Cádiz at W end of Strait of Gibraltar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Trafalgar,Cape — Tra·fal·gar (trə fălʹgər), Cape A cape on the southwest coast of Spain northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The British navy under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. * * * …   Universalium

  • TRAFALGAR, CAPE —    on the S. coast of Spain, at the NW. entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar; scene of naval engagements in which Nelson lost his life after inflicting (October 21, 1805) a crushing defeat on the combined fleets of France and Spain …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Trafalgar, Cape — headland, SW Spain; scene of a naval victory of Nelson over the French and Spanish, 1805 …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Trafalgar — can refer to:* Cape Trafalgar in south west Spain ** The Battle of Trafalgar, fought near the cape *** Trafalgar Square in London, commemorating the above battle *** Trafalgar Day, also commemorating the battle *** Trafalgar 200, bicentenary… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Trafalgar — (coord|36|11|N|6|2|W) ( es. Cabo Trafalgar) is a headland in Cadiz Province in the south west of Spain. The Battle of Trafalgar, an 1805 naval battle in which the Royal Navy destroyed Napoleon s combined Spanish and French fleet, took place off… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Coral — Cape Coral …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trafalgar — [trə fal′gər; ] Sp [ trä΄fäl gär′] Cape cape on the SW coast of Spain, between Cadiz & the Strait of Gibraltar: site of a naval battle (1805) in which Nelson s British fleet defeated Napoleon s fleet …   English World dictionary

  • Trafalgar Way — The Trafalgar Way is the name given to the historic route used to carry dispatches with the news of the Battle of Trafalgar overland from Falmouth to the Admiralty in London. The first messenger in November 1805 was Lieutenant Lapenotiere, of HMS …   Wikipedia

  • Trafalgar, Battle of — (Oct. 21, 1805) Naval engagement in the Napoleonic Wars that established British naval supremacy in Europe. It was fought west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain, between a Franco Spanish fleet of 33 ships under Pierre de Villeneuve (1763–1806) and a… …   Universalium

  • Trafalgar — Tra|fal|gar, Cape the most southwesterly point of Spain. In the sea near the cape, British ships under Nelson won an important sea battle against the French and Spanish in 1805. Trafalgar 2 Trafalgar, the Battle of an important sea battle fought… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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