n 1: peninsula in northern Europe that forms the continental part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany [syn: Jutland, Jylland] 2: an indecisive naval battle in World War I (1916); fought between the British and German fleets off the northwestern coast of Denmark [syn: Jutland, battle of Jutland]
Peninsula, N Europe. Forming the Danish mainland and the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, it is bounded to the west and north by the North Sea. Politically, its name applies only to the mainland of Denmark. It has an area of 11,496 sq mi (29,775 sq km) and is divided into seven administrative regions. In World War I, the Battle of Jutland was fought off its coast.