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British Dictionary definitions for brighouse


  1. a town in N England, in Calderdale unitary authority, West Yorkshire: machine tools, textiles, engineering. Pop: 32 360 (2001)
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  1. Harold . 1882–1958, British novelist and dramatist, best known for his play Hobson's Choice (1915)
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Historical Examples

  • They hoped to effect an entrance from the sea, at a point between the Brighouse and the castle, where there was no wall.

    King Robert the Bruce

    A. F. Murison

  • Having satisfied myself that he was not in Brighouse I pushed on my journey.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End