Also Dun·bar·ton [duhn-bahr-tn] /dʌnˈbɑr tn/ .Also called Dum·bar·ton·shire [duhm-bahr-tn-sheer, -sher]. /dʌmˈbɑr tnˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in western Scotland.
a city in western Scotland, near the Clyde River: formerly known for shipbuilding, glassmaking, and whisky production.
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How to use Dumbarton in a sentence
Mary herself, after a fruitless effort to reach Dumbarton, fled southwards to find a refuge in Galloway.History of the English People | John Richard Green
When old he retired among the mountains of Dumbarton, and there died.The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February | Sabine Baring-Gould
The drums of Dumbarton's regiment beat to arms; and the men got fast into their ranks.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mary was escorted from the island where she had been living, across the country to Dumbarton Castle, with a strong retinue.Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History | Jacob Abbott
Queen Mary concluded to move forward to Dumbarton, it being a place of greater safety than Hamilton.Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History | Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Dumbarton
a town in W Scotland, in West Dunbartonshire near the confluence of the Rivers Leven and Clyde: centred around the Rock of Dumbarton, an important stronghold since ancient times; engineering and distilling. Pop: 20 527 (2001)
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