Pontefract

[ pon-tuh-frakt; locally also puhm-frit, pom- ]
/ ˈpɒn təˌfrækt; locally also ˈpʌm frɪt, ˈpɒm- /

noun

a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England, SE of Leeds: ruins of a 12th-century castle.

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Pontefract
/ (ˈpɒntɪˌfrækt) /

noun

an industrial town in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: castle (1069), in which Richard II was imprisoned and murdered (1400). Pop: 28 250 (2001)
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