the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Contemporary Examples

The English translation of his memoir, The Battle of the Casbah, was published in 2005.
French Torture Mastermind Paul Aussaresses Dies Peacefully at 95 David Sessions December 3, 2013

Historical Examples

Surely some portion of the Casbah must still rise above the waves?
Off on a Comet Jules Verne

(sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah
noun (sometimes capital)
the citadel of any of various North African cities
the quarter in which a kasbah is located Compare medina

1738, from French casbah, from North African Arabic dialect kasba “fortress.”

see casbah.


Read Also:

  • Cascabel

    a knoblike projection at the rear of the breech of a muzzleloading cannon. Historical Examples The recoil was taken up by a heavy hempen hawser fastened to the bulwarks and passed through the cascabel of the gun. With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews cascabel, kas′ka-bel, n. the whole rear part behind the base-ring of a […]

  • Cascade-molecule

    a synthetic polymer with a branching, treelike structure; a type of macromolecule in which chains radiate out from a central atom or cluster of atoms to transfer genetic material to living cells.

  • Cascade-particle

    the least massive member of the xi particle family.

  • Cascade-range

    a mountain range extending from N California to W Canada: highest peak, Mt. Rainier, 14,408 feet (4322 meters). noun a chain of mountains in the US and Canada: a continuation of the Sierra Nevada range from N California through Oregon and Washington to British Columbia. Highest peak: Mount Rainier, 4392 m (14 408 ft)

Disclaimer: Casbah definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.