- former name of Kanpur.
Also Cawn·pur [kawn-poo r] /ˈkɔnˈpʊər/.
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Examples from the Web for cawnpore
When we reached the Mint we heard the rumour that Cawnpore had fallen.
Lucknow, as well as Cawnpore, has undergone a great change since 1859.
Since that period—the winter of 1858-59—we have been on several occasions at Cawnpore.
They were all huddled together on Massacre of Cawnpore board the boats.
In the meantime, the crowning atrocity was committed at Cawnpore.
- the former name of Kanpur
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