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Stepney

[step-nee]
noun
  1. a former borough of Greater London, England, now part of Tower Hamlets.
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Examples from the Web for stepney

Historical Examples

  • We ordered three busts of that sort from Gelder and Co., of Stepney.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The owner said that Stepney was the most profitable horse he ever owned.

    The Land of the Kangaroo

    Thomas Wallace Knox

  • Fillot and Stepney seized the chain and brought the end forward.

    The Black Bar

    George Manville Fenn

  • "Mr. Stepney wants me to go out in the yacht," said the girl, and Jean smiled.

    The Angel of Terror

    Edgar Wallace

  • "She went to San Remo," said Stepney shortly, and the other nodded.

    The Angel of Terror

    Edgar Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for stepney

stepney

noun
  1. Indian a spare tyre
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Word Origin

C20: from Stepney Street, Llanelli, the address of a tyre manufacturer
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