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Noun: Rock of Gibraltar
  1. 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
    - Gibraltar, Calpe, Gib [informal]

Type of: colony, foreland, head, headland, promontory, settlement

Part of: Europe, Pillars of Hercules

Encyclopedia: Rock of Gibraltar