Bristol

[bris-tl]
noun
1.
a seaport in Avon, in SW England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary.
2.
a city in central Connecticut.
3.
a city in NE Tennessee, contiguous with but politically independent of Bristol, Virginia.
4.
a town in E Rhode Island.
5.
a city in SW Virginia.
6.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River.
7.
Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, considered as a unit.
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Bristol (ˈbrɪstəl)
 
n
1.  City of Bristol a port and industrial city in SW England, mainly in Bristol unitary authority, on the River Avon seven miles from its mouth on the Bristol Channel: a major port, trading with America, in the 17th and 18th centuries; the modern port consists chiefly of docks at Avonmouth and Portishead; noted for the Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by I. K. Brunel, 1834) over the Avon gorge; Bristol university (1909) and University of the West of England (1992). Pop: 420 556 (2001)
2.  City of Bristol a unitary authority in SW England, created in 1996 from part of Avon county. Pop: 391 500 (2003 est). Area: 110 sq km (42 sq miles)

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Bristol
City in western England, M.E. Bridgestow, from O.E. Brycgstow, lit. "assembly place by a bridge" (see stow). A local peculiarity of pronunciation adds -l to words ending in vowels. Of a type of pottery, 1776; of a type of glass, 1880. In British slang, "breast," 1961, from
Bristol cities, rhyming slang for titties.
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