meaning of calpe

calpe meaning in General Dictionary

the Rock of Gibraltar a limestone promontory in the southern tip of Spain connected with Britain

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  • place of a colony of this United Kingdom on a limestone promontory during the southern tip of Spain; strategically essential as it can get a grip on the entrance of vessels into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules

Sentence Examples with the word calpe

The products of the interior were conveyed by the native Iberians to the maritime colonies, such as Abdera (Adra), Calpe (Gibraltar) or Malaca (Malaga), founded by the foreign merchants.

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