telford

[ tel-ferd ]
/ ˈtɛl fərd /

adjective

noting a form of road pavement composed of compacted and rolled stones of various sizes.

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Origin of telford

1895–1900; after Thomas Telford (1757–1834), Scottish engineer
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British Dictionary definitions for telford (1 of 2)

Telford1
/ (ˈtɛlfəd) /

noun

a town in W central England, in Telford and Wrekin unitary authority, Shropshire: designated a new town in 1963. Pop: 138 241 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for telford (2 of 2)

Telford2
/ (ˈtɛlfəd) /

noun

Thomas. 1757–1834, Scottish civil engineer, known esp for his roads and such bridges as the Menai suspension bridge (1825)
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