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Birkenhead

[ bur-kuhn-hed ]
/ ˈbɜr kənˌhɛd /
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noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Birkenhead (1 of 2)

Birkenhead1
/ (ˌbɜːkənˈhɛd) /

noun

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)

Birkenhead2
/ (ˈbɜːkənˌhɛd) /

noun

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