a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. About 20 miles (30 km) long.
a prison on this plateau.
one of an English breed of sheep having coarse, long wool.
one of an English breed of pony originating in Devon, noted for sure-footedness and longevity.
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How to use Dartmoor in a sentence
In 1941, he was placed in Dartmoor prison, where he took information from German inmates and fed it back to his bosses.Second ‘Underwear Bomber,’ Kim Philby, and Other Notorious Double Agents | The Daily Beast | May 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For about half the distance the road runs along the edge of Dartmoor, the greatest of English moorlands.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
"Keep him back, Master," he said in a strange growling voice, which was not that of a Dartmoor savage either in tone or speech.A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
Peace be to him for a lover of Dartmoor and true gentleman of Devon!The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
You are my prisoner, and it becomes my duty to send you back to Dartmoor under escort.Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Cranmere Pool on Dartmoor is, we are told, a great penal settlement for refractory spirits.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
British Dictionary definitions for Dartmoor
a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor
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