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[pinsk; Russian pyeensk]
  1. a city in SW Byelorussia (Belarus), E of Brest.
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Historical Examples

  • Plagues of rates have appeared at Pinsk, and in the British trenches.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916


  • During the day many more of the relatives arrived, among them several members of the family from the Russian city of Pinsk.

  • As a proof of this statement I may cite the draining of the great Pinsk swamps, which was begun by the Government in 1872.


    Donald Mackenzie Wallace

  • While not quite so extensive as the Pinsk Swamps, they are quite as impassable, from a military point of view.

British Dictionary definitions for pinsk


  1. a city in SW Belarus: capital of a principality (13th–14th centuries). Pop: 134 000 (2005 est)
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