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.

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  • 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


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From the Old English Wintanceastre.



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