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[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh]
noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
  1. a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan.
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Also Older Spelling, Han·kow.
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Examples from the Web for hankow

Historical Examples of hankow

  • Hankow is the largest commercial town in the interior of China.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Ocean-going steamships ascend the river to Hankow for their cargoes.

  • When still a day from Hankow, a steam tug met us with provisions.

  • However, of course in Hankow no one in the month of May is thinking about architecture.

    Intimate China

    Mrs. Archibald Little

  • He was making the journey from Kiachta to Hankow for the seventh time.

British Dictionary definitions for hankow



  1. a former city in SE China, in SE Hubei at the confluence of the Han and Yangtze Rivers: one of the Han Cities; merged with Hanyang and Wuchang in 1950 to form the conurbation of Wuhan
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