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  1. a historic county in SW Scotland.
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Also called Ren·frew·shire [ren-froo-sheer, -sher] /ˈrɛn fruˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Examples from the Web for renfrew

Historical Examples

  • In Renfrew he was regarded as a kind of wizard, and he is said to have emigrated to Virginia, where he died.

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  • Well, after he left the telegraph office he went to the Renfrew House.

  • It was ten o'clock when they walked into the lobby of the Renfrew House.

  • On the other side of the river are the towns of Paisley and Renfrew.

  • Part of the parish extends across the Clyde into the shire of Renfrew.

British Dictionary definitions for renfrew


  1. an industrial town in W central Scotland, in Renfrewshire, W of Glasgow. Pop: 20 251 (2001)
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