[ pot-uh-reez ]
/ ˈpɒt ə riz /


the, a district in central England famous for the manufacture of pottery and china. The towns comprising this district were combined in 1910 to form Stoke-on-Trent.


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Also called Five Towns.
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British Dictionary definitions for five towns (1 of 2)

Five Towns


the Five Towns the name given in his fiction by Arnold Bennett to the Potteries towns (actually six in number) of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke-upon-Trent, and Tunstall, now part of the city of Stoke-on-Trent

British Dictionary definitions for five towns (2 of 2)

/ (ˈpɒtərɪz) /

pl n

the Potteries (sometimes functioning as singular) a region of W central England, in Staffordshire, in which the china and earthenware industries are concentrated
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