[ ber-ik-uh-pon-tweed ]
/ ˈbɛr ɪk əˌpɒnˈtwid /
a town in N Northumberland, in N England, on the North Sea at the mouth of the Tweed.
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Also called Berwick.
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Example sentences from the Web for berwick-upon-tweed
For parliamentary purposes it is in the Berwick-upon-Tweed division of Northumberland.
Undisturbed by his numerous difficulties, he marched northwards to the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
He was a member of Parliament for the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722|Daniel Defoe
British Dictionary definitions for berwick-upon-tweed
/ (twiːd) /
a town in N England, in N Northumberland at the mouth of the Tweed: much involved in border disputes between England and Scotland between the 12th and 16th centuries; neutral territory 1551–1885. Pop: 12 870 (2001)Also called: Berwick
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