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[zahn-dahm] /zɑnˈdɑm/
a former city in W Netherlands, on the Zaan River, now part of Zaanstad. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The details of Peter's life at Zaandam are known to the "youngest schoolboy."

    Boris the Bear-Hunter Fred Whishaw
  • At five o'clock in the morning the party took a steamer for Zaandam, or Sardam.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • Our only continuing sound was the persistent mewing of a cat one of the men had rescued from a floating hayrick near Zaandam.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • At Zaandam, we three will separate, Jermyn will personate me, remaining in Zaandam.

  • And thus he reached Zaandam, which he had been told was the best place to learn how ships were built.

  • He found that the ship had been sent by one of his old friends at Zaandam.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • The next day was Sunday, and all Amsterdam seemed to have come to Zaandam to see its distinguished guest.

  • To the east the towers of Utrecht are visible, and to the north glitter in the morning sun the red roofs of Zaandam and Alkmaar.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • He frequently went from Zaandam to Amsterdam, to attend the anatomical lectures of the celebrated Ruisch.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • The Dutch were so much interested in him, that a regular diary was kept in Zaandam of all he said and did.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Zaandam


/Dutch zaːnˈdɑm/
a former town in the W Netherlands, in North Holland: an important shipbuilding centre in the 17th century. It became part of Zaanstad in 1974
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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