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Nottinghamshire

[not-ing-uh m-sheer, -sher or, U.S. often -ham-]
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noun
  1. a county in central England. 854 sq. mi. (2210 sq. km).
Also Nottingham, Notts [nots] /nɒts/.
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Examples from the Web for nottinghamshire

Historical Examples

  • If you hunt in the chases of Nottinghamshire, you may catch other game than my daughter.

    Maid Marian

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • No sweeter inn could be found in all Nottinghamshire than that of the Blue Boar.

  • In the Nottinghamshire records are traces of the ducking-stool at Southwell and Retford.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • The coal and iron field of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire was discovered.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • At Trowell they crossed again from Derbyshire into Nottinghamshire.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence


British Dictionary definitions for nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire

noun
  1. an inland county of central England: generally low-lying, with part of the S Pennines and the remnant of Sherwood Forest in the east. Nottingham became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Nottingham. Pop (excluding Nottingham): 755 400 (2003 est). Area (excluding Nottingham): 2086 sq km (805 sq miles)Abbreviation: Notts
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