The capital of Sudan, in the east-central part of the country at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Founded c. 1821 as an Egyptian army camp, it was destroyed by Mahdists in 1885. Lord Kitchener retook the city in 1898 and oversaw its rebuilding.
Possibly from Arabicخرطوم (Ḫarṭūm, “elephant trunk”), but more likely from Arabic قرطم (Qurṭum, “safflower”).
Khartoum Sentence Examples
I am not now dealing with General Gordon's character, which was in many respects noble, or with his military defence of Khartoum, which was heroic, but with the political conduct of his mission, and from this point of view I have no hesitation in saying that General Gordon cannot be considered to have tried to do his duty unless a very strained and mistaken view be taken of what his duty was..
The dispute culminated in the assassination of General Gordon at Khartoum.