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[lang-kuh-sheer, -sher] /ˈlæŋ kəˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a county in NW England. 1174 sq. mi. (3040 sq. km).
Also called Lancaster. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Lancashire and Yorkshire Company employs over 42 per mile.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • Our East Lancashire Territorials did all that was possible to relieve the strain.

  • Lancashire flannels are cheapest, but are far inferior in quality.

  • We have numerous accounts of this engine of punishment in Lancashire.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews
  • But the family are of the best blood in Lancashire, Sir Stafford.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • Nor did he think it necessary to state what had brought him to Lancashire.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • A winter journey from Lancashire to London was then a very serious matter.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for Lancashire


/ˈlæŋkəˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of NW England, on the Irish Sea: became a county palatine in 1351 and a duchy attached to the Crown; much reduced in size after the 1974 boundary changes, losing the Furness district to Cumbria and much of the south to Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire: Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool became independent unitary authorities in 1998. It was traditionally a cotton textiles manufacturing region. Administrative centre: Preston. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 147 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2889 sq km (1115 sq miles) Lancs
a mild whitish-coloured cheese with a crumbly texture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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