Barrow

[ bar-oh ]
/ ˈbær oʊ /

noun

Also called Bar·row-in-Fur·ness [bar-oh-in-fur-nis] /ˈbær oʊ ɪnˈfɜr nɪs/. a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England.
Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S.
a town in N Alaska, S of Barrow Point: site of a government science-research center.
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British Dictionary definitions for barrow point (1 of 5)

Barrow Point

noun

the northernmost tip of Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean

British Dictionary definitions for barrow point (2 of 5)

Barrow
/ (ˈbærəʊ) /

noun

a river in SE Ireland, rising in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and flowing south to Waterford Harbour. Length: about 193 km (120 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for barrow point (3 of 5)

barrow1
/ (ˈbærəʊ) /

noun

Also called: barrowful the amount contained in or on a barrow
mainly British a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors
Northern English dialect concern or business (esp in the phrases that's not my barrow, that's just my barrow)
into one's barrow Irish and Scot dialect suited to one's interests or desires

Word Origin for barrow

Old English bearwe; related to Old Norse barar bier, Old High German bāra

British Dictionary definitions for barrow point (4 of 5)

barrow2
/ (ˈbærəʊ) /

noun

a heap of earth placed over one or more prehistoric tombs, often surrounded by ditches. Long barrows are elongated Neolithic mounds usually covering stone burial chambers; round barrows are Bronze Age, covering burials or cremations

Word Origin for barrow

Old English beorg; related to Old Norse bjarg, Gothic bairgahei hill, Old High German berg mountain

British Dictionary definitions for barrow point (5 of 5)

barrow3
/ (ˈbærəʊ) /

noun

a castrated pig

Word Origin for barrow

Old English bearg; related to Old Norse börgr, Old High German barug
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