Peterborough [pee-ter-bur-oh, -buhr-oh, -ber-uh] EXAMPLES| noun a city in Cambridgeshire, in central England. a city in SE Ontario, in SE Canada. Soke of [sohk] /soʊk/, a former administrative division in Cambridgeshire, in central England. 84 sq. mi. (218 sq. km).

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  • Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for peterborough Historical Examples of peterborough

  • Mordaunt (Charles), Earl of Peterborough, his portrait, 441.

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  • Peterborough text of the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,” year 1086.

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  • Wellington can drill armies: Peterborough could marshal nations.

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  • Ely is about a quarter of the size of Peterborough in respect to population.

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  • They, however, proposed to send the Dean of Peterborough to visit her.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for peterborough Peterborough noun a city in central England, in Peterborough unitary authority, N Cambridgeshire on the River Nene: industrial centre; under development as a new town since 1968. Pop: 136 292 (2001) a unitary authority in central England, in Cambridgeshire. Pop: 158 800 (2003 est). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles) Soke of Peterborough a former administrative unit of E central England, generally considered part of Northamptonshire or Huntingdonshire: absorbed into Cambridgeshire in 1974 a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: manufacturing centre. Pop: 73 303 (2001) a traditional type of wooden canoe formerly made in Peterborough, SE Ontario Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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