a seaport in N Kent, in SE England on the Isle of Sheppey, at the mouth of the Thames: government dockyards. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sheerness

delicacy, thinness, airiness, fluffiness

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  • Kirkwood looked back, for the last time, up the road to Sheerness.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • She witnessed the first embarkation in a gunboat at Sheerness.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • Farther south a destroyer was passing westwards to Sheerness.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Went up at Sheerness, for an experimental flight in this same 'plane.

  • We passed the ancient village of Tilbury Fort, and Sheerness.

    The Story of My Life

    Egerton Ryerson

British Dictionary definitions for sheerness



a port and resort in SE England, in N Kent at the junction of the Medway estuary and the Thames: administratively part of Queenborough in Sheppey since 1968
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