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[broo k-lin] /ˈbrʊk lɪn/
a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).
a city in NE Ohio.
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[broo k-luh-nahyt] /ˈbrʊk ləˌnaɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • "I see you have Diablo entered for the Brooklyn," Faust put out as a feeler.

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  • When the latter had come, Crane asked Diablo's price for the Brooklyn.

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  • Her good gallop in the Brooklyn Handicap had been observed by other eyes than Crane's.

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  • "You won it over Diablo in the Brooklyn Handicap," he answered, bluntly.

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  • A friend from Brooklyn called, and with him he conversed for half an hour.

British Dictionary definitions for Brooklyn


a borough of New York City, on the SW end of Long Island. Pop: 2 465 326 (2000)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Brooklyn

New York City borough, named for village founded there 1646 and named for Dutch township of Breukelen near Utrecht; from Old High German bruoh "moor, marshland;" spelling of U.S. place name influenced by brook (n.), which probably is distantly related.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Brooklyn in Culture

Brooklyn definition

One of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

Note: The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn with Manhattan.
Note: It is noted for the special “Brooklyn accent” of its inhabitants.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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