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Dunbar

[duhn-bahr for 1; duhn-bahr for 2, 3]
noun
  1. Paul Laurence,1872–1906, U.S. poet.
  2. William,c1460–c1520, Scottish poet.
  3. a town in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, at the mouth of the Firth of Forth: site of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1650.
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Examples from the Web for dunbar

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Historical Examples

  • I cut him nigh to the saddle-bow in a skirmish on the eve of Dunbar.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • If you were so precious fond of me, how was it that you stopped in the house of Dunbar and Dunbar?

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • I don't think you've looked at me very closely, have you, Mr. Dunbar?

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • For more than an hour Mr. Dunbar amused himself by inspecting the cathedral.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Mr. Dunbar took a bunch of keys from his pocket, and unlocked his despatch-box.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon


British Dictionary definitions for dunbar

Dunbar1

noun
  1. a port and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian: scene of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots (1650). Pop: 6354 (2001)
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Dunbar2

noun
  1. William. ?1460–?1520, Scottish poet, noted for his satirical, allegorical, and elegiac works
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