Share this entry
Black Hole of Calcutta Syllabification: Black Hole of Cal·cut·ta

Definition of Black Hole of Calcutta in English:

A dungeon 20 feet (6 m) square in Fort William, Calcutta (now Kolkata), where perhaps as many as 146 English prisoners were confined overnight following the capture of Calcutta by the nawab of Bengal, in 1756. Only twenty-three of them were still alive the next morning.
Definition of Black Hole of Calcutta in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources