Meaning of Balaklava

Bal•a•kla•va

Pronunciation: (bal"u-klä'vu Russ. bu-lu-klä'vu), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport in S Crimea, in the S Ukraine, on the Black Sea: scene of English cavalry charge against Russians (1854), celebrated in Tennyson's poem Charge of the Light Brigade.
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