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wigan

[wig-uh n]
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noun
  1. a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.

Origin of wigan

1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced

Wigan

[wig-uh n]
noun
  1. borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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Examples from the Web for wigan

Historical Examples

  • Wigan said he thought she had been forewarned—I know not why.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • But Dr. Wigan does not go into these niceties of this subject, and I failed.

    If, Yes and Perhaps</p>

    Edward Everett Hale

  • After the piece we went round, by Wigan's invitation, to drink with him.

  • Heaven grant we may be more fortunate than we were at Wigan!

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • But the Parliamentarians cannot as yet have hoped to garrison Wigan.


British Dictionary definitions for wigan

Wigan

noun
  1. an industrial town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former coal-mining centre. Pop: 81 203 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 303 800 (2003 est). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)
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