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).
Historical Examples

The only two ships which remained to France of the fleet defeated in Abukir bay were captured, one of them by Nelson himself.
The Political History of England – Vol. X. William Hunt

The fleet of Brueys remained at anchor in the road of Abukir.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14 Various

It was sheltered by Abukir (now Nelson’s) island and its rocks, and its leading ship was pretty close to the shoal off the island.
The Political History of England – Vol. X. William Hunt

He had now, in the second summer, just destroyed the second army of the Porte at Abukir.
History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) S. Rappoport

The Fatimé had sailed early in the morning, but she was soon discovered off the Bay of Abukir.
Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic


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