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[not-ing-uh m-sheer, -sher or, U.S. often -ham-] /ˈnɒt ɪŋ əmˌʃɪər, -ʃər or, U.S. often -hæm-/
a county in central England. 854 sq. mi. (2210 sq. km).
Also, Nottingham, Notts
[nots] /nɒts/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • A third house was founded at Beauvale, in Nottinghamshire, in 1343.

  • My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire, and I was the third of four sons.

  • The correspondent dates his letter from Southwell, in Nottinghamshire.

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 James Y. Simpson
  • On the northern border of Nottinghamshire stands the little town of Scrooby.

  • She came from Nottinghamshire, and was a relative of one of them.

British Dictionary definitions for Nottinghamshire


/ˈnɒtɪŋəmˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
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) Notts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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