- Also called Berks [burks; British bahrks] /bɜrks; British bɑrks/. a county in S England. 485 sq. mi. (1255 sq. km).
- one of an English breed of black hogs, having white markings on the feet, face, and tail.
- a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
- a range of low mountains in W Massachusetts: resort region. Highest peak, Mt. Greylock, 3505 feet (1070 meters).
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Contemporary Examples of berkshire
Berkshire East ski resort near the Vermont border, which has 44 trails, has taken this power-production drive a step further.Solar Powered Ski Lift
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to provide about 25 percent of the deal's financing.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King
August 26, 2014
The “Peter Pan of Pop” was away in Portugal when police raided his Berkshire home.Sir Cliff Richard Faces Sex Assault Claim, Criticizes Police Raid On His Home
August 16, 2014
The boys began helping the Household Cavalry shift sandbags for flood victims at Datchet, Berkshire, at 6am today.What Is William and Harry's Problem With The Press?
February 14, 2014
Buffett said that three-quarters of his businesses under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella are doing better.Warren Buffett Slams Debt Ceiling Drama as "Damn Dumb"
September 20, 2013
Historical Examples of berkshire
We have in Berkshire a branch of this road called the Ridgeway.
Here are a few of the common superstitions current in Berkshire.
The Berkshire tragedy had a chorus; but the London tragedy has no chorus.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
A series of meetings was held this year in Berkshire County.
But he never saw it again, he dying in Ruscombe, in Berkshire, in 1718.Letters on England
- a historic county of S England: since reorganization in 1974 the River Thames has marked the N boundary while the Berkshire Downs occupy central parts; the county council was replaced by six unitary authorities in 1998. Area: 1259 sq km (486 sq miles)Abbreviation: Berks
- a rare breed of pork and bacon pig having a black body and white points
Word Origin and History for berkshire
Old English Bearrocscir (893), from an ancient Celtic name meaning "hilly place" + Old English scir "shire, district."