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Definition 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 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for rock of gibraltar in the sense of this definition

(rock of gibraltar is an instance of ...) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

"the American colony in Paris"

(rock of gibraltar is an instance of ...) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

(... is part of rock of gibraltar) the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles

(... is part of rock of gibraltar) the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules

(rock of gibraltar is a member of ...) a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar

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