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  1. a city on S South Island, in New Zealand.
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Examples from the Web for invercargill

Historical Examples

  • This handsome species was discovered at Invercargill by Professor Hutton.

    New Zealand Moths and Butterflies

    G. V. Hudson

  • The buildings of Invercargill are substantial and handsome, including several fairly good hotels.

    Under the Southern Cross

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • A few miles out from Invercargill, passed through vast level green expanses snowed over with sheep.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Invercargill became a municipality in 1871, and there are five suburban municipalities.

  • Dunedin is connected by rail with Christchurch northward and Invercargill southward, with numerous branches.

British Dictionary definitions for invercargill


  1. a city in New Zealand, on South Island: regional trading centre for sheep and agricultural products. Pop: 51 700 (2004 est)
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