[ lang-kuh-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈlæŋ kəˌʃɪər, -ʃər /


a county in NW England. 1174 sq. mi. (3040 sq. km).
Also called Lancaster. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˈlæŋkəˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /


a county of NW England, on the Irish Sea: became a county palatine in 1351 and a duchy attached to the Crown; much reduced in size after the 1974 boundary changes, losing the Furness district to Cumbria and much of the south to Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire: Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool became independent unitary authorities in 1998. It was traditionally a cotton textiles manufacturing region. Administrative centre: Preston. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 147 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2889 sq km (1115 sq miles)Abbreviation: Lancs
a mild whitish-coloured cheese with a crumbly texture
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