Rock of Gibraltar, the

Rock of Gibraltar, the
Rock of Gi|bral|tar, the [ ,rak əv dʒı`brɔltər ]
a small area of land in the southern part of Spain that is controlled by the U.K.. If someone says something is like the Rock of Gibraltar, they mean it is very solid and strong and will not be destroyed.

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  • the Rock of Gibraltar — [the Rock of Gibraltar] a high cliff in southern Spain, at the south western edge of the Mediterranean Sea, near the town and port of ↑Gibraltar. When people say that something is as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar, they mean it is very safe or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rock of Gibraltar — For the racehorse of the same name, see Rock of Gibraltar (horse). Rock of Gibraltar Western face of The Rock of Gibraltar, 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • Rock of Gibraltar (cheval) — Rock of Gibraltar Rock of Gibraltar en Australie (octobre 2005) Rock of Gibraltar est un cheval de course né en Irlande des oeuvres de Danehill et Offshore Boom, par Be My Guest. Surnommé The Rock , il a réussi l exploit de remporter 7 courses de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rock of gibraltar — en Australie (octobre 2005) Rock of Gibraltar est un cheval de course né en Irlande des oeuvres de Danehill et Offshore Boom, par Be My Guest. Surnommé The Rock , il a réussi l exploit de remporter 7 courses de groupe 1 d affilée, battant le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rock of Gibraltar — en Australie (octobre 2005) Rock of Gibraltar est un cheval de course né en Irlande des œuvres de Danehill et Offshore Boom, par Be My Guest. Surnommé The Rock , il a réussi l exploit de remporter 7 courses de groupe 1 d affilée, battant le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rock of Gibraltar — Rock of Gi|bral|tar the Rock of Gibraltar a narrow mountain area on a ↑peninsula (=piece of land surrounded on three sides by water) in the south of Spain, at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. The state of ↑Gibraltar is there. British… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • (the) Rock of Gibraltar — the Rock of Gibraltar UK [ˌrɒk əv dʒɪˈbrɔːltə(r)] US [ˌrɑk əv dʒɪˈbrɔltər] a small area of land in the south of Spain that is controlled by the UK If someone says something is ‘like the Rock of Gibraltar’, they mean it is very solid and strong… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rock of Gibraltar (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Rock of Gibraltar caption = Rock of Gibraltar sire = Danehill grandsire = Danzig dam = Offshore Boom damsire = Be My Guest sex = Stallion foaled = 1999 country = Ireland flagicon|Ireland colour = Bay… …   Wikipedia

  • the Rock of Gibraltar — UK [ˌrɒk əv dʒɪˈbrɔːltə(r)] / US [ˌrɑk əv dʒɪˈbrɔltər] a small area of land in the south of Spain that is controlled by the UK. If someone says something is like the Rock of Gibraltar , they mean it is very solid and strong and will not be… …   English dictionary

  • Rock of Gibraltar — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Gibraltar …   Useful english dictionary

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