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[bur-kuh n-hed] /ˈbɜr kənˌhɛd/
a seaport in Merseyside metropolitan county, in W England, on the Mersey River opposite Liverpool. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I slept horribly last night, and have been over to Birkenhead for a little change of air to-day.

  • One of the Lairds was Birkenhead's first member of Parliament.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • Some of the Flemish weavers left their own country and settled on the shores of the Mersey near Birkenhead.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • I lived with my grandparents, aunts, and sister in an old house in Birkenhead.

    Ghostly Phenomena Elliot O'Donnell.
  • The "Alabama" was built at Birkenhead; she sailed away to a remote island and there took on board her armament.

    Recollections of a Busy Life William B. Forwood
  • He must have been at Birkenhead or Liverpool at the date of your letter to me.

  • Such was the courage of the soldiers and sailors of the Birkenhead.

    Short Studies in Ethics John Ormsby Miller
  • But he could not resist the temptation of a sail to Birkenhead and back first.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • Proportionately, Birkenhead has made even greater progress during the century so soon to close than Liverpool.

  • The Winslows' private house was up the Birkenhead end of the town.

    The Old Man in the Corner Baroness Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for Birkenhead


a port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop: 83 729 (2001)


Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of, known as F. E. Smith. 1872–1930, British Conservative statesman, lawyer, and orator
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