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Rock of Gibraltar

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Definition of the noun rock of gibraltar

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  1. location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules


The Rock of Gibraltar is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, off the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m high. The Rock is Crown property of the United Kingdom, and borders Spain. Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary macaques. These macaques, as well as a labyrinthine network of tunnels, attract a large number of tourists each year.

  • also known as 지브랄타의 바위산, Βράχος του Ταρίκ, Όρος του Ταρίκ, 直布羅陀巨巖
  • part of Gibraltar


Rock of Gibraltar is an Horse.

  • also known as 直布羅山
  • child of Danehill
  • award: - European Horse of the Year


  1. "Rock of Gibraltar" is a musical single of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Rock of Gibraltar" is a composition.

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Google previewThe Gentleman's Magazine (1873)

The grim rock of Gibraltar is the stately monument of our naval supremacy in Europe. We have ports in China. The vast Dominion of Canada is affiliated to the British Crown. The Australias, the last discovered world , ...

Google previewA Visit to Greece and Constantinople, in the Year 1827-8 (1830)

by Henry A. V. Post

The farfamed rock of Gibraltar is an oblong and rugged hill, jutting out into the sea, and rising abruptly srom the water to the height of nearly 1500 feet. Its summit is a broken, undulating ridge, of which the most elevated part is the southernmost ...

Google previewPerception and Imaging (2013)

Photography--A Way of Seeing by Richard D. Zakia

the rock of Gibraltar is a rock but it is also a symbol of security and safe haven. The color red ofa traffic light means one thing but the color red on a flag or in a photograph of a sunset means ...

Google previewThe shores and islands of the Mediterranean, drawn by sir G. Temple, bart. [and others]. With an analysis of the Mediterranean and descriptions of the plates by G.N. Wright (1840)

by George Newenham Wright

The rock of Gibraltar is a beautiful, grey, stratified marble, the beds varying from twenty to forty feet in thickness, and having an inclination to the horizon of about ...

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

The Rock of Gibraltar is a well-known promontory extending from southwest Spain into the Mediterranean Sea. promulgate (PROM-әl-gāt) vb.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z [4 Volumes] (2002)

by James B. Minahan

The Rock of Gibraltar, once considered one of the Pillars of Hercules, lies at the western entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Gibraltar, popularly called “the Rock, ” is a self-governing British colony. Only Gibraltarians have the right to live in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

The Rock of Gibraltar is an escarpment eroded in a klippe of Mesozoic carbonates and shales, situated on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The limestones are heavily fissured by various faults and joints aligned northeast- southwest ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

The Rock of Gibraltar is joined to the mainland by a narrow, sandy isthmus and forms the southeast part of a large bay. Description: An important fortress during the Moorish occupation of Spain; besieged several times during the reconquest ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1856)

France - Gra

The rock of Gibraltar itself is composed chiefly of gray primary marble, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (2015)

by Kenneth J. Panton

The Rock of Gibraltar has long been a bone of contention between the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Spain. A British Overseas Territory covering little more than two and a half square miles, it is located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge ... (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath


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