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  1. a village in central Northumberland, in NE England: battle of Chevy Chase 1388.
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Examples from the Web for otterburn

Historical Examples of otterburn

  • The Battle of Otterburn was fought on the 19th of August 1388.

    A Bundle of Ballads


  • By it went the road from Jedburgh, and in it is the site of the Battle of Otterburn, 1388.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • One of the Halls of Otterburn, Northumberland, and a magistrate for the county.

  • It is the immortality of song which preserves the memory of Otterburn.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett

  • His youth and early manhood were spent at Otterburn, in Redesdale, where his father rented a farm.

British Dictionary definitions for otterburn


  1. a village in NE England, in central Northumberland: scene of a battle (1388) in which the Scots, led by the earl of Douglas, defeated the English, led by Hotspur
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