an estuary of the Ouse and Trent rivers in E England. 37 miles (60 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for humber

Historical Examples of humber

  • 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.

  • Here we had a long run and a good play, and then we recrossed 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

British Dictionary definitions for humber



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)
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