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  1. Also Dun·bar·ton [duhn-bahr-tn] /dʌnˈbɑr tn/. Also called Dum·bar·ton·shire [duhm-bahr-tn-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈbɑr tnˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in W Scotland.
  2. a city in W Scotland, near the Clyde River: shipbuilding.
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  1. a town in W Scotland, in West Dunbartonshire near the confluence of the Rivers Leven and Clyde: centred around the Rock of Dumbarton, an important stronghold since ancient times; engineering and distilling. Pop: 20 527 (2001)
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