Pittsburgh

[ pits-burg ]
/ ˈpɪts bɜrg /

noun

a port in SW Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers that forms the Ohio River: steel industry.

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British Dictionary definitions for pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
/ (ˈpɪtsbɜːɡ) /

noun

a port in SW Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, which form the Ohio River: settled around Fort Pitt in 1758; developed rapidly with the discovery of iron deposits and one of the world's richest coalfields; the largest river port in the US and an important industrial centre, formerly with large steel mills. Pop: 325 337 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

City in southern Pennsylvania.

notes for Pittsburgh

Leading industrial center, long known for its steel mills and more recently for high-tech (see also high-tech) industries.
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