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[woo l-ver-hamp-tuh n] /ˈwʊl vərˌhæmp tən/
a city in West Midlands, in W England. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for Wolverhampton
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  • There were also disturbances in Birmingham, West Midlands, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

    Cameron: Rioters Will Pay August 10, 2011
Historical Examples
  • Oatmeal is the best,” said the man; “the gents from Wolverhampton prefer them fattened on oatmeal.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The epitaph of Phillips is in the porch of Wolverhampton Church.

    The Violin George Hart
  • The first Newcomen steam engine ever set to work was used by a Mr. Back, of Wolverhampton, in the year 1711.

  • Soldiers are garrisoned in the towns as far as Wolverhampton.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • About 1738 the chapelwardens of Bilston made a determined stand against the churchwardens of Wolverhampton.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • Some gent from Wolverhampton or about there,” said the man; “there will be plenty of gents from Wolverhampton at the fair.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Kinvaston was placed at the head of the Wolverhampton prebends.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • Why,” said Doctor Jones, “he is what they call a Wolverhampton gent.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • That to Wolverhampton, thirteen miles, is much improved since the coal-teams left it.

British Dictionary definitions for Wolverhampton


a city in W central England, in Wolverhampton unitary authority, West Midlands: iron and steel foundries; university (1992). Pop: 251 462 (2001)
a unitary authority in W central England, in the West Midlands. Pop: 238 900 (2003 est). Area: 69 sq km (27 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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