from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Connecticut on Long Island Sound southwest of New Haven. Founded in 1639, it was a shipbuilding center until the early 19th century. Today it is mainly residential with various light industries. Population: 53,300.
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- proper n. A common town name, primarily within the British Isles and New England, often used for settlements with watermills built near fords.
mill + ford (Wiktionary)