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Birkenhead

[bur-kuh n-hed]
noun
  1. a seaport in Merseyside metropolitan county, in W England, on the Mersey River opposite Liverpool.
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Examples from the Web for birkenhead

Historical Examples

  • The ship had been put in dock at Birkenhead, on the opposite side of the Mersey.

    The English at the North Pole

    Jules Verne

  • It was in this locality, also, that the “Birkenhead” troop-ship was lost.

  • On that Point, in February 1852, the Birkenhead was wrecked.

    Six Months at the Cape

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • You may see his statue in front of the Birkenhead Town Hall.

    Cheshire

    Charles E. Kelsey

  • One of the Lairds was Birkenhead's first member of Parliament.

    Cheshire

    Charles E. Kelsey


British Dictionary definitions for birkenhead

Birkenhead1

noun
  1. a port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop: 83 729 (2001)
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Birkenhead2

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