- an estuary of the Ouse and Trent rivers in E England. 37 miles (60 km) long.
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The shark had apparently been harpooned at sea, and washed into the Humber.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
They were now in the Humber, creating some excitement among the vessels in the river.Chatterbox, 1905.
Here we had a long run and a good play, and then we recrossed the Humber.The Hero of the Humber
That means she will be in the Humber on Sunday night or Monday morning.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
A hollow vessel made with twigs, with which fish are taken in the Humber.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- an estuary in NE England, into which flow the Rivers Ouse and Trent: flows east into the North Sea; navigable for large ocean-going ships as far as Hull; crossed by the Humber Bridge (1981), a single-span suspension bridge with a main span of 1410 m (4626 ft). Length: 64 km (40 miles)