Trucial Coast

/trooh"sheuhl/.
[trucial, equiv. to TRUCE + -IAL, referring to a maritime truce created in 1853 between Britain and certain Omani sheiks]

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  • Trucial Coast — /trooh sheuhl/. See under United Arab Emirates. [trucial, equiv. to TRUCE + IAL, referring to a maritime truce created in 1853 between Britain and certain Omani sheiks] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trucial Oman — [tro͞o΄shəl] region in E Arabia, on the coast (Trucial Coast) of the Persian Gulf: see UNITED ARAB EMIRATES …   English World dictionary

  • Trucial States — /ˈtruʃəl/ (say troohshuhl) plural noun former name of United Arab Emirates. Also, Trucial Sheikhdoms, Trucial Coast, Trucial Oman …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trucial States — plural noun Former name (until 1971) for the United Arab Emirates on the S coast of the Persian Gulf, so called from being in treaty with Britain • • • Main Entry: ↑truce …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trucial States — noun Former name for Trucial Oman, the precursor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), comprising most of those small Arab coastal states (then sheikhdoms) on the Persian Gulf, under Bitish protectorate since the 1820 General Maritime Treaty;… …   Wiktionary

  • trucial — ˈtrüshəl, üsēəl adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: truce (I) + ial; from the maritime truce made in 1835 between the British government and several Arab states of the Oman peninsula : of, relating to, or involving several territorial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trucial Oman — Tru•cial O•man [[t]ˈtru ʃəl oʊˈmɑn[/t]] n. geg a former name of United Arab Emirates Also called Tru′cial Coast′, Tru′cial States . Etymology: truce+ ial, referring to a maritime truce made in 1835 between Britain and certain Omani sheiks …   From formal English to slang

  • Pirate Coast — Trucial Coast of Arabia including Abu Dhabi, Ajam, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al Qaiwain …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Capital of the Pirate Coast — Ras Al Khaimak (northernmost sheikdom of Trucial Oman at the Strait of Ormuz) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • United Arab Emirates — an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast (formerly, Pirate Coast or Trucial Coast) of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain …   Universalium

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