West Riding

[ rahy-ding ]
/ ˈraɪ dɪŋ /

noun

a former administrative division of Yorkshire, England.

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Example sentences from the Web for West Riding

  • Gisborne, or Gisburne, is a market town in the west-riding of Yorkshire, on the borders of Lancashire.

    The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire|C. J. Davison Ingledew
  • The West-Riding police, on their institution, put an end to these disagraceful proceedings.

  • Consumption and intemperance, the curses of our island and our climate, are found not the less in the West-Riding of Yorkshire.

British Dictionary definitions for West Riding

West Riding

noun

(until 1974) an administrative division of Yorkshire, now part of West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire
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