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[vin-ter-too r; German vin-tuhr-toor]
  1. a city in Zurich canton, in N Switzerland, NE of Zurich.
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Historical Examples

  • We spent a day at Winterthur, which is a considerable municipal town, rendered lively by trade.

    A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium

    Richard Boyle Bernard

  • It is customary to convey the air-blast through a pipe leading to the ash-pit, as in the Winterthur apparatus (Fig. 92).

  • His first halting-place was the little town of Winterthur, between Zurich and Constance.

  • Their ancestral manor house near Winterthur is still in good condition.

  • The Zurich forces attacked Winterthur, a Habsburg town, but owing to the absence of reinforcements sustained a severe defeat .

British Dictionary definitions for winterthur


  1. an industrial town in NE central Switzerland, in Zürich canton: has the largest technical college in the country. Pop: 90 483 (2000)
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