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[bahr-nit] /ˈbɑr nɪt/
a borough of Greater London, England. Unabridged
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  • Not till Warwick, 'the Kingmaker,' was laid low on Barnet field, did the kingly ideal become paramount.

    The Siege of Norwich Castle Matilda Maria Blake
  • Barnet, the Mozambique man, joined us also, making four in all.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The quasi-despotic monarchy of the Tudors and Stuarts was founded on the field of Barnet.

    Battles of English History H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • You speak of the young farmer Barnet and his wife, I suppose?

  • Early on the seventh morning after he had left his native place, Oliver limped slowly into the little town of Barnet.

    Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens
  • In Pasquil's Jests, the tale is told of a "young woman of Barnet."

  • He had remained faithful to him during the rebellion of Clarence; he had been the hero of the day both at Barnet and Tewksbury.

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • There are also two convalescent homes, one at Barnet and one at Brighton.

    Deaconesses in Europe Jane M. Bancroft
  • His thought was, that her account of him to Barnet might send men flying back for the real Sir Valentine.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for Barnet


(Brit, slang) hair
Word Origin
C19: from rhyming slang Barnet Fair hair


a borough of N Greater London: scene of a Yorkist victory (1471) in the Wars of the Roses. Pop: 324 400 (2003 est). Area: 89 sq km (34 sq miles)
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