from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A municipal borough of south-central England southwest of London. The capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was an important center of learning that attracted many religious scholars after the Norman Conquest (1066). Population: 41,400.
- A trademark used for a shoulder firearm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The county town of Hampshire, England; or any of the towns named after it.
- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. Usual shortened form for Winchester rifle, typically a lever-action repeater.
- proper n. A bottle holding a Winchester quart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shoulder rifle
- n. a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire
From the Old English Wintanceastre. (Wiktionary)