a British colony comprising several small islands (largest, Tortola) in the West Indies, E of Puerto Rico. 67 sq. mi. (174 sq. km).
Capital: Road Town.
a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, consisting of 36 islands in the E Virgin Islands: formerly part of the Federation of the Leeward Islands (1871–1956). Capital: Road Town, on Tortola. Pop: 31 912 (2013 est). Area: 153 sq km (59 sq miles)
a double-breasted overcoat of military cut. Historical Examples Sixty Squadron R.A.F. Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott noun an army officer’s short thick overcoat
a former comprehensive term for The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Cameroon. noun the former British possessions of Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast, and the former trust territories of Togoland and Cameroons
a term formerly used for the possessions of Great Britain in the West Indies. Compare West Indies (def 2). plural noun a former name for the states in the Caribbean that are members of the Commonwealth: the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent […]
noun a British breed of medium-sized white cattle with black points, bred mainly for meat