Definition of Gibraltar in English:


Line breaks: Gib¦ral|tar
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈbrɔːltə
A British overseas territory near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; population 28,800 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Spanish.

Occupying a site of great strategic importance, Gibraltar consists of a fortified town and military base at the foot of a rocky headland, the Rock of Gibraltar. Britain captured it during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704 and is responsible for its defence, external affairs, and internal security



Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɪbrɔːlˈtɛːrɪən/
adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • During the Second World War, many Gibraltarians were evacuated to Northern Ireland and that means many were also born there.
  • Ministers have promised any deal would be subject to a referendum of Gibraltarians, something Spain is said to object to.
  • However, the two governments were still far from agreeing the details of any deal that would be put to the Gibraltarians.

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