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Lincoln

[ ling-kuhn ]
/ ˈlɪŋ kən /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln (1 of 2)

Lincoln1
/ (ˈlɪŋkən) /

noun

a city in E central England, administrative centre of Lincolnshire: an important ecclesiastical and commercial centre in the Middle Ages; Roman ruins, a castle (founded by William the Conqueror) and a famous cathedral (begun in 1086). Pop: 85 963 (2001)Latin name: Lindum (ˈlɪndəm)
a city in SE Nebraska: state capital; University of Nebraska (1869). Pop: 235 594 (2003 est)
short for Lincolnshire
a breed of long-woolled sheep, originally from Lincolnshire

British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln (2 of 2)

Lincoln2
/ (ˈlɪŋkən) /

noun

Abraham. 1809–65, US Republican statesman; 16th president of the US. His fame rests on his success in saving the Union in the Civil War (1861–65) and on his emancipation of slaves (1863); assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
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