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Ruhr

[roo r]
noun
  1. a river in W Germany, flowing NW and W into the Rhine. 144 miles (232 km) long.
  2. a mining and industrial region centered in the valley of the Ruhr River.
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Historical Examples of ruhr

  • The chief centre of this industry is the valley of the Ruhr River.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The twin cities, Barmen-Eberfeld, in the Ruhr coal-field, form one of the principal centres of cotton manufacture in the world.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Spinola had established his headquarters at Ruhrort, a place where the river Ruhr empties into the Rhine.

  • The river Ruhr was a wide but desultory stream, easily fordable in many places.

  • M. Briand had found it necessary to placate his Chamber by announcing that he intended to occupy the Ruhr on May 1.

    A Revision of the Treaty

    John Maynard Keynes


British Dictionary definitions for ruhr

Ruhr

noun
  1. the chief coalmining and industrial region of Germany: in North Rhine-Westphalia around the valley of the River Ruhr (a tributary of the Rhine 235 km (146 miles) long)German name: Ruhrgebiet (ˈruːrɡəˌbiːt)
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