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  1. a city in W Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers: the largest river port in Europe; formed 1929 from the cities of Duisburg and Hamborn.
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Formerly Duis·burg-Ham·born [dys-boork-hahm-bawrn] /ˈdüsˌbʊərkˈhɑm bɔrn/.
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Historical Examples

  • Krummacher was a teacher of theology in the Reformed University of Duisburg.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden

  • Duisburg (dis-bu¨rh), a flourishing town in Rhenish Prussia, 13 miles north of Dsseldorf.

  • He was educated at Duisburg, Zrich and Bonn, where he distinguished himself by gymnastics as much as by study.

  • To-day Duisburg, with the amalgamated Ruhrort and Meiderich, has a population of 244,000.

British Dictionary definitions for duisburg


  1. an industrial city in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia at the confluence of the Rivers Rhine and Ruhr: one of the world's largest and busiest inland ports; university (1972). Pop: 506 496 (2003 est)
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