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[lawn-ses-tuh n, lahn-]
  1. a city on N Tasmania.
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Examples from the Web for launceston

Historical Examples

  • The principal line is that connecting Launceston with Hobart.

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  • There are only two towns of any size—Hobart in the south and Launceston in the north.

  • Launceston and Hobart are as jealous of each other, if not more so, than Melbourne and Sydney.

  • Invermay—a village near Launceston, on the road to George Town.

  • It is on the road through the western district, about 60 miles from Launceston.

British Dictionary definitions for launceston


  1. a city in Australia, the chief port of the island state of Tasmania on the Tamar River, 64 km (40 miles) from Bass Strait. Pop: 68 443 (2001)
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