wigan

[ wig-uh n ]
/ ˈwɪg ən /

noun

a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.

Origin of wigan

1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced

Definition for wigan (2 of 2)

Wigan

[ wig-uh n ]
/ ˈwɪg ən /

noun

borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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Wigan

/ (ˈwɪɡən) /

noun

an industrial town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former coal-mining centre. Pop: 81 203 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 303 800 (2003 est). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)
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