Bilbao



a seaport in N Spain, near the Bay of Biscay.
U.S. Furniture. a mirror of the late 18th century, originally imported from Spain, having a frame partly or wholly of marble and a gilt openwork cresting.
Contemporary Examples

Frank Gehry Sings a New Tune Cathleen McGuigan January 25, 2011
The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously Hampton Stevens June 28, 2014

Historical Examples

The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2 Arthur Griffiths
Lippincott’s Magazine, December 1878 Various
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
Under Wellington’s Command G. A. Henty
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various
Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram

noun
a port in N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: the largest city in the Basque Provinces: famous since medieval times for the production of iron and steel goods: modern buildings include the Guggenheim Art Museum (1997). Pop: 353 567 (2003 est) Basque name Bilbo

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