Ushant
geographical name — see ouessant, ile d'

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ushant — Ouessant redirects here. For the breed of sheep, see Ouessant (sheep). For the Agosta class submarine, see French submarine Ouessant (S623). Ushant Ouessant, Enez Eusa …   Wikipedia

  • Ushant — Ouessant …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ushant — /ush euhnt/, n. an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 1800; 41/2 mi. (7 km) long. French, Ouessant. * * * …   Universalium

  • USHANT —    island off the W. coast of France, in department of Finisterre, where Howe gained a signal victory over the French in 1794 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ushant — Ile d’Ouessant France’s most westerly point at the Bay of Biscay entrance to the English Channel …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Ushant — n. island in northwestern France off western Brittany …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ushant — /ˈʌʃənt/ (say ushuhnt) noun an island off the north western coast of France: naval battles, 1778, 1794. 7 km long. French, Ouessant …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ushant — /ush euhnt/, n. an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 1800; 41/2 mi. (7 km) long. French, Ouessant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of Ushant — Several naval battles between the British and French navies have been named after the island of Ushant (or Ouessant in French) off the western tip Brittany, partly because it is close to the French naval base of Brest and partly because, like… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Ushant (1778) — The Battle of Ushant (or First Battle of Ushant) took place on July 27 1778, during the American War of Independence, fought between French and British fleets 100 miles (160 km) west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel… …   Wikipedia

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