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Gateshead

[geyts-hed]
noun
  1. a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, in NE England: seaport on the Tyne River opposite Newcastle.
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Historical Examples of gateshead

  • For this he was rightly confined in a lunatic asylum at Gateshead.

    The Great North Road: York to Edinburgh

    Charles G. Harper

  • We walked over the river to Gateshead, and booked from there to Newcastle.

  • That outbreak was supposed to have been generated in the Gateshead poorhouse.

  • Or was the vault under the chancel of Gateshead Church an inviting bourne?

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

  • Bessie would rather have stayed, but she was obliged to go, because punctuality at meals was rigidly enforced at Gateshead Hall.

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte


British Dictionary definitions for gateshead

Gateshead

noun
  1. a port in NE England, in Gateshead unitary authority, Tyne and Wear: engineering works, cultural centre. Pop: 78 403 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in NE England, in Tyne and Wear. Pop: 191 000 (2003 est). Area: 142 sq km (55 sq miles)
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