Grimsby

Grimsby

[grimz-bee]
noun
1.
a seaport in Humberside county, in E England at the mouth of the Humber estuary.
2.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on the SW shore of Lake Ontario.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Grimsby
Collins
World English Dictionary
Grimsby (ˈɡrɪmzbɪ)
 
n
a port in E England, in North East Lincolnshire unitary authority, Lincolnshire, formerly important for fishing. Pop: 87 574 (2001)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

grimsby

town and seaport, unitary authority of North East Lincolnshire, historic county of Lincolnshire, eastern England. Although it was important as a medieval market town near a small harbour on the River Humber estuary, 6 miles (10 km) from the North Sea, Grimsby initially failed to develop as a port. In 1800, however, the diversion of the small River Freshney into a dock north of the town solved the problem of silting, and Grimsby became a fishing port. Railway access in the mid-19th century stimulated the extension of docks beyond the foreshore and toward the channel. Grimsby is the country's premier fishing port and a leading centre for food processing. Chemical factories and other industries lie along the Humber estuary. Grimsby is also an administrative and service centre and provides the main shopping and educational facilities for much of northern Lincolnshire. Pop. (2001) 87,574.

Learn more about Grimsby with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature