Balaklava meaning

bălə-klăvə, -klävə
A section of the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea of southern Ukraine. During the Crimean War Balaklava became famous for the doomed charge of the British Light Brigade against heavy Russian fire (October 25, 1854).
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(place) Seaport in the Crimea, now part of Sevastopol: site of the incident (1854) in the Crimean War celebrated in Tennyson's “Charge of the Light Brigade”
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