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Pontefract

[pon-tuh-frakt; locally also puhm-frit, pom-]
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noun
  1. a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England, SE of Leeds: ruins of a 12th-century castle.
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Historical Examples

  • The regiment spent a few days in Pontefract and was then disbanded.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • He took me to Pontefract, where there were more recruits in waiting.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • The Stayntons were tenants in chief of both the 'honours' of Tickhill and Pontefract.

  • On the 6th, we find him still at Pontefract, and again on the 14th.

  • We find him, from the 14th to the 16th, at Pontefract; on the 17th, at Doncaster.


British Dictionary definitions for pontefract

Pontefract

noun
  1. an industrial town in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: castle (1069), in which Richard II was imprisoned and murdered (1400). Pop: 28 250 (2001)
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