a bay in N Egypt, between Alexandria and the Rosetta mouth of the Nile: French fleet defeated here by British fleet 1798.
a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
The Bay of Aboukir resembled one wide flaming volcano, enveloped in the densest folds of sulphureous smoke.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852. Various
Instead of doing this, however, he anchored in Aboukir Bay, and there waited.
At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
There is no truth whatever in the assertion of his having planned his departure before the battle of Aboukir.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
After the defeat of his fleet at Aboukir, Napoleon determined to invade Syria.
How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
Scarcely a man was saved from (p. 026) the Cressy, the Aboukir, or the Hogue.
The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) Various
(p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay on the 2nd of March 1801.
The Surrender of Napoleon Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
Nevertheless, the news of Aboukir did not wholly please him.
William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
The exact site is not ascertained, but it was not far from Aboukir.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo
On the memorable 1st of August, 1798, he came in sight of the enemys fleet, anchored in Aboukir Bay.
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley
There are, however, some very deep bays on the coast, as the bay of Aboukir.
Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
- Aboukir bay
noun a bay on the N coast of Egypt, where the Nile enters the Mediterranean: site of the Battle of the Nile (1798), in which Nelson defeated the French fleet Arabic name Abu Qîr (abuˈkiːr) Historical Examples On the memorable 1st of August, 1798, he came in sight of the enemys fleet, anchored in aboukir […]
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