[dahrt-moo r, -mawr, -mohr]


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.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dartmoor

Contemporary Examples of dartmoor

Historical Examples of dartmoor

  • Damn little consolation to us when we're working it out in Dartmoor.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • He was one of a gang of twenty who were traveling from Millbank to Dartmoor.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • The courses of the Dartmoor rivers are short, but with rapid changes.

  • Peace be to him for a lover of Dartmoor and true gentleman of Devon!

    The Adventures of Harry Revel

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The gates of Portland or Dartmoor were already yawning to receive him!

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012