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Peterborough

[pee-ter-bur-oh, -buhr-oh, -ber-uh]
noun
  1. a city in Cambridgeshire, in central England.
  2. a city in SE Ontario, in SE Canada.
  3. Soke of [sohk] /soʊk/, a former administrative division in Cambridgeshire, in central England. 84 sq. mi. (218 sq. km).
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Peterborough

noun
  1. a city in central England, in Peterborough unitary authority, N Cambridgeshire on the River Nene: industrial centre; under development as a new town since 1968. Pop: 136 292 (2001)
  2. a unitary authority in central England, in Cambridgeshire. Pop: 158 800 (2003 est). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles)
  3. Soke of Peterborough a former administrative unit of E central England, generally considered part of Northamptonshire or Huntingdonshire: absorbed into Cambridgeshire in 1974
  4. a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: manufacturing centre. Pop: 73 303 (2001)
  5. a traditional type of wooden canoe formerly made in Peterborough, SE Ontario
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