Definition of Gibraltar in English:


Syllabification: Gi·bral·tar
Pronunciation: /jəˈbrôltər
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). Occupying a site of great strategic importance, Gibraltar consists of a fortified town and a military base at the foot of a rocky headland called the Rock of Gibraltar. Britain captured it during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704 and is responsible for its defense, external affairs, and internal security.



Pronunciation: /jəˌbrôlˈte(ə)rēən, ˌjibˌrôl-/
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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