- a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.
Origin of wigan
1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced
- borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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Examples from the Web for wigan
Wigan said he thought she had been forewarned—I know not why.One Snowy Night
Emily Sarah Holt
But Dr. Wigan does not go into these niceties of this subject, and I failed.If, Yes and Perhaps
Edward Everett Hale
After the piece we went round, by Wigan's invitation, to drink with him.The Letters of Charles Dickens
Heaven grant we may be more fortunate than we were at Wigan!Boscobel: or, the royal oak
William Harrison Ainsworth
But the Parliamentarians cannot as yet have hoped to garrison Wigan.The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651)
- 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)