a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England: resort. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • We took up our quarters at Blackpool, as there was no accommodation to be had in Preston.

    Reminiscences of Queensland

    William Henry Corfield

  • He was having a good time, as young fellows will in a place like Blackpool.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • There is only one instance of them paying rates for their vans, and that is at Blackpool.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith

  • Blackpool and Douglas are grander in their kind than Clacton.

    Through East Anglia in a Motor Car

    J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent

  • Blackpool , a watering-place on the coast of Lancashire, 18 m. NW.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for blackpool



a town and resort in NW England, in Blackpool unitary authority, Lancashire on the Irish Sea: famous for its tower, 158 m (518 ft) high, and its illuminations. Pop: 142 283 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop: 142 400 (2003 est). Area: 35 sq km (13 sq miles)
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