(1918-70) an Egyptian army officer and politician, who was the first President of the Republic of Egypt (1956-70). He successfully took control of the Suez Canal from France and Britain in 1956, and this made him extremely popular in Egypt.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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