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[luhn-duh n-der-ee]
  1. a county in N Northern Ireland. 804 sq. mi. (2082 sq. km).
  2. its county seat: a seaport.
  3. a town in SE New Hampshire.
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Also called Derry (for defs 1, 2).
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Historical Examples of londonderry

  • His parents were both natives of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

    Cleveland Past and Present

    Maurice Joblin

  • Arrived in Londonderry he had scarcely any strength to stand.

  • Greencastle village was a small summer resort for the people of Londonderry.

  • The Irish army were then at Strabane, on their retreat from Londonderry.

  • Londonderry, after an heroic contest, was at length relieved.

British Dictionary definitions for londonderry



  1. a historical county of NW Northern Ireland, on the Atlantic: in 1973 replaced for administrative purposes by the districts of Coleraine, Derry, Limavady, and Magherafelt. Area: 2108 sq km (814 sq miles)
  2. a port in N Northern Ireland, second city of Northern Ireland: given to the City of London in 1613 to be colonized by Londoners; besieged by James II's forces (1688–89). Pop: 83 699 (2001)
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See also Derry
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