Definitions for galvestonˈgæl və stən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gal•ves•tonˈgæl və stən(n.)
a seaport in SE Texas, on an island at the mouth of Galveston Bay. 56,720.
Category: Geography (places)
a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the chief seaport of Texas, situated on a low island of the same name at the entrance of Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico; it has a splendid harbour, and is an important centre of the cotton trade, ranking as the third cotton port of the world; the city is well laid out, and is the see of a Roman Catholic bishop; it has a medical college and several foundries.