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  1. a river in N Burma, flowing S to the Irrawaddy River. 550 miles (885 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for chindwin

Historical Examples

  • It was at Alon on the river Chindwin, and during the last Burmese war.

    Wild Ducks

    W. Coape Oates

  • On the Chindwin are still current stories with an old-world ring.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

  • Of these one was sent to the Chindwin district and one to Mandalay.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite

  • On the 28th December, I crossed the river with my whole force, and entrenched myself on the sandbank of the Chindwin.

  • I sent out a party to attack and destroy the house of a hostile chief, east of the Chindwin, and it was successfully accomplished.

British Dictionary definitions for chindwin


  1. a river in N Myanmar, rising in the Kumôn Range and flowing northwest then south to the Irrawaddy, of which it is the main tributary. Length: about 966 km (600 miles)
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