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[ber-ik for 1, 2; bur-wik for 3]
  1. Also called Ber·wick·shire [ber-ik-sheer, -sher] /ˈbɛr ɪkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/, a historic county in SE Scotland.
  2. Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  3. a city in E central Pennsylvania.
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Examples from the Web for berwickshire

Historical Examples of berwickshire

  • Berwickshire gave him birth, but he has "done time" in Ireland.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • At Merton, Berwickshire, the jougs may be seen at the church.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • He has since engaged in medical practice in the village of Chirnside, Berwickshire.

  • Ladykirk, Berwickshire, is very complete and almost unaltered.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

    Dugald Butler and Herbert Story

  • Did you not know that the orders had already been sent into Berwickshire?

British Dictionary definitions for berwickshire


  1. (until 1975) a county of SE Scotland: part of the Borders region from 1975 to 1996, now part of Scottish Borders council area
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  1. James Fitzjames, Duke of Berwick. 1670–1734, marshal of France and illegitimate son of James II of England. He led French forces during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14)
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