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  1. a historic county in S Scotland.
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Also called Lan·ark·shire [lan-erk-sheer, -sher] /ˈlæn ərkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Examples from the Web for lanarkshire

Historical Examples

  • Lawson was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, December 19, 1772.

    The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850

    Albert Smyth

  • From Lanarkshire he wrote in September to me and to Rossetti.

  • HE daughter of a parish minister in Bothwell in Lanarkshire.

  • Place: a grassy moor or upland, near Shotts, in Lanarkshire.

  • Mr. Graham, we may add, is a magistrate and deputy lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

    Western Worthies

    J. Stephen Jeans

British Dictionary definitions for lanarkshire


  1. a historical county of S Scotland: became part of Strathclyde region in 1975; since 1996 administered by the council areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and Glasgow
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