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[duhn-bahr for 1; duhn-bahr for 2, 3] /ˈdʌn bɑr for 1; dʌnˈbɑr for 2, 3/
Paul Laurence, 1872–1906, U.S. poet.
William, c1460–c1520, Scottish poet.
a town in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, at the mouth of the Firth of Forth: site of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1650. Unabridged
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  • The Dunbar fiend is inseparable from Australian coasting steamers.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • I cut him nigh to the saddle-bow in a skirmish on the eve of Dunbar.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Inspector Dunbar sat up very straight, his brows drawn down over the tawny eyes.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • If you were so precious fond of me, how was it that you stopped in the house of Dunbar and Dunbar?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • I have been very much interested in the matter, because my son is employed in Mr. Dunbar's bank.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • For more than an hour Mr. Dunbar amused himself by inspecting the cathedral.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • With these forces Cromwell met the army of Scotch enthusiasts at Dunbar.

  • Mr. Dunbar flung himself into a low easy-chair, and took up a newspaper.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • The most prominent trait of Dunbar's character was his love of nature.

British Dictionary definitions for Dunbar


a port and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian: scene of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots (1650). Pop: 6354 (2001)


William. ?1460–?1520, Scottish poet, noted for his satirical, allegorical, and elegiac works
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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