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[eks-moo r, -mawr, -mohr]
  1. a moorland in SW England, in Somersetshire and Devonshire: the scene of Blackmore's novel, Lorna Doone.
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Examples from the Web for exmoor

Historical Examples

  • Yes, that was the mighty man of Exmoor, to whom thou owest more than life.

    Slain By The Doones

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Exmoor, it seems, was white as ashes, but his eyes still blazed.

  • Half a century ago, an Exmoor boy had hanged himself on this tree.

  • There were dances at Exmoor and dances at Wellington and the senior reception to the juniors.

  • Now, one day on Exmoor he found a lady who also was devoted to beetles.

British Dictionary definitions for exmoor


  1. a high moorland in SW England, in W Somerset and N Devon: chiefly grazing ground for Exmoor ponies, sheep, and red deer
  2. a small stocky breed of pony with a fawn-coloured nose, originally from Exmoor
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