[ toor-kwan ]

  1. a city in N France, near the Belgian border.

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

How to use Tourcoing in a sentence

  • Their plan was wrecked by their utter defeat at Tourcoing on May 16, where the British suffered heavily.

  • The looms and machinery are being taken away from the textile mills in Roubaix and Tourcoing and sent to Germany.

  • A chance seedling found in a garden of the town of Tourcoing, Fr.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • As at Tourcoing, so at Mouveaux, a desperate attempt was made to hold the position.

    Tourcoing | Hilaire Belloc
  • Now, in the case of Tourcoing, there was none of this, for the French at Tourcoing were surprised.

    Tourcoing | Hilaire Belloc

British Dictionary definitions for Tourcoing


/ (French turkwɛ̃) /

  1. a town in NE France: textile manufacturing. Pop: 93 540 (1999)

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