West Riding



a former administrative division of Yorkshire, England.

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Examples from the Web for west riding

Historical Examples of west riding

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for west riding

West Riding


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