Abu-qir meaning

äbo͝o-kîr, ăbo͝o-
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.
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Alternative spelling of Aboukir.
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