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  1. a river in SE England, flowing through Kent and the Medway towns (Rochester, Chatham, and Gillingham) to the Thames estuary. Length: 110 km (70 miles)
  2. a unitary authority in SE England, in Kent. Pop: 251 100 (2003 est). Area: 204 sq km (79 sq miles)
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Historical Examples

  • For I never saw ships such as these; no, not even in the Medway.

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • It stands at the base of a hill on the right bank of the Medway.

  • Happily, however, sail was got on her and she arrived safely in the river Medway.

  • He contemplated it in fact, as Mr. Pickwick contemplated Chatham and the Medway.

  • That obstacle is the estuary of the Medway, which Rochester guarded and possessed.