an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in S Scotland. 1300 sq. mi. (3367 sq. km).
a town in this district.
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a town in W Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow: designated a new town in 1947. Pop: 73 796 (2001)
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