two contiguous duchies of Denmark that were a center of international tension in the 19th century: Prussia annexed Schleswig 1864 and Holstein 1866.
a state of N Germany, including the former duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg and part of Schleswig. 6,073 sq. mi. (15,728 sq. km). Capital: Kiel.
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How to use Schleswig-Holstein in a sentence
What was the Schleswig-Holstein question really all about?
The first question to claim the attention of this Parliament was that of Schleswig-Holstein.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
In the interim war had broken out anew in Schleswig-Holstein and in Italy.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
A little further South we have three versions of the same tale recorded for Schleswig-Holstein.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
It moved north, parallel with the coast of stolen Schleswig-Holstein and Jutland.Sea Warfare | Rudyard Kipling
Said he would undertake to whip ten Deutschers single-handed; that he had done so many a time in the Schleswig-Holstein war.Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories | Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
British Dictionary definitions for Schleswig-Holstein
a state of N Germany: drained chiefly by the River Elbe; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kiel. Pop: 2 823 000 (2003 est). Area: 15 658 sq km (6045 sq miles)
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