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Definitions for Cherbourg
ˈʃɛər bʊərg; Fr. ʃɛrˈburcher·bourg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cherbourgnoun

    a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base


  1. Cherbourgnoun

    A coastal town in Normandy, France


  1. Cherbourg

    Cherbourg (French pronunciation: [ʃɛʁbuʁ] (listen); English: , also UK: , US: ), Norman: Chèrbourg, Tchidbouo) is a former commune and subprefecture located at the northern end of the Cotentin peninsula in the northwestern French department of Manche. It was merged into the commune of Cherbourg-Octeville on 28 February 2000, which was merged into the new commune of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin on 1 January 2016.Cherbourg is protected by Cherbourg Harbour, between La Hague and Val de Saire, and the city has been a strategic position over the centuries, disputed between the English and French. Cited as one of the "keys to the kingdom" by Vauban, it became, by colossal maritime development work, a first-rate military port under the leadership of Napoleon I, and holds an arsenal of the French Navy. A stopping point for prestigious transatlantic liners in the first half of the 20th century, Cherbourg was the primary goal of US troops during the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Along with its use as a military, fishing and yachting port, it is also a cross-Channel ferry port, with routes to the English ports of Poole and Portsmouth, the Irish ports of Rosslare Harbour and Dublin, and St Helier on Jersey. Limited by its geographical isolation from being a great commercial port, it is nonetheless an important shipbuilding centre, and a working-class city with a rural hinterland.


  1. Cherbourg

    Cherbourg is a town in the South Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is located off the Bunya Highway approximately 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and 6 kilometres from the town of Murgon. It is situated very close to the dam wall of Bjelke-Petersen Dam. Attractions in Cherbourg include the 'Bert Button Lookout' and 'Emu Farm Tours'. At the 2006 census, Cherbourg had a population of 1,128. The town, formerly known as Barambah, was founded as a settlement for Aborigines in the early 1900s under a policy of segregation being pursued by the Government of Queensland. Its history has been described in at least two books, Dumping Ground by Thom Blake and Is That You Ruthie? by Ruth Hegarty.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cherbourg

    a French port and arsenal in the dep. of Manche, opposite the Isle of Wight, 70 m. distant, on the construction and fortifications of which immense sums were expended, as much as eight millions; the fortifications were begun by Vauban.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cherbourg

    A fortified seaport town and important naval station of France, department of Manche, on the English Channel. Edward III. of England unsuccessfully laid siege to Cherbourg in 1346, but in 1418 it was given up to the British. The French regained it in 1450, but the English again took it in 1758.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cherbourg in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cherbourg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Cherbourg in a Sentence

  1. French Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin:

    While intervening in a vehicle theft in Cherbourg, two police officers were injured.

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