Sestos definition by Webster's New World
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town in ancient Thrace, on the Hellespont opposite Abydos
Sestos definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ancient town of European Turkey at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles. In 481 B.C. Xerxes I built a bridge of boats here to cross the Hellespont and invade Greece. Sestos is also the site of the legendary tale of Hero and Leander.