[ bur-kuhn-hed ]

  1. a seaport in Merseyside metropolitan county, in W England, on the Mersey River opposite Liverpool.

Words Nearby Birkenhead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Birkenhead in a sentence

  • When fifteen he became voluntary organist and choir-master to the Birkenhead School Chapel.

  • The man in custody has been identified as the result of the efforts of the Birkenhead detective stag.

  • At Birkenhead he made some accurate measurements of the electrical properties of materials used in submarine cables.

  • He had a small property of about four hundred acres, on the marches, as they say, or boarders of the Earl of Birkenhead's lands.

    The Mark Of Cain | Andrew Lang
  • With us this insect has a very limited range, being only found at New Brighton, near Birkenhead, where it is most abundant.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier

British Dictionary definitions for Birkenhead (1 of 2)


/ (ˌbɜːkənˈhɛd) /

  1. a port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop: 83 729 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for Birkenhead (2 of 2)


/ (ˈbɜːkənˌhɛd) /

  1. Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of, known as F. E. Smith . 1872–1930, British Conservative statesman, lawyer, and orator

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