[ shahf-hou-zuhn ]

  1. a canton in N Switzerland. 100 sq. mi. (259 sq. km).

  2. a city in and the capital of this canton, on the Rhine.

Words Nearby Schaffhausen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Schaffhausen in a sentence

  • Wilhelmine had passed a solitary two months at Schaffhausen.

    A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
  • Peace again for a day or so, then Forstner arrived at Schaffhausen.

    A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
  • Nuesch made a careful estimate from the deposits at Schweizersbild near Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

  • Steamers formerly ran from Constance to Schaffhausen; but since the completion of the railroad they have discontinued their trips.

    Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
  • The dawn was breaking through the deep blue of the night sky when Wilhelmine started on her journey to Schaffhausen.

    A German Pompadour | Marie Hay

British Dictionary definitions for Schaffhausen


/ (German ʃaːfˈhauzən) /

  1. a small canton of N Switzerland. Pop: 73 900 (2002 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles)

  2. a town in N Switzerland, capital of Schaffhausen canton, on the Rhine. Pop: 33 628 (2000)

  • French name: Schaffhouse

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