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[hol-ee-hed] /ˈhɒl iˌhɛd/
a seaport on Holy Island in NW Wales. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His advice was strongly in favour of adopting the line to Holyhead, as less costly and presenting better gradients.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • Many vessels got on shore near Holyhead, from various causes.

    The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne
  • At this time the mail-coach between London and Holyhead went by a circuitous route through Chester.

  • They went into Holyhead, and wandered aimlessly about the station.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • The Holyhead packets were at this time five in number, and they were of seventy tons each and carried twelve hands.

  • It carried the Holyhead high-road across the strait, and was built by Telford.

  • By waiting at Holyhead for the early morning boat you can easily manage this.

  • You'll reach Holyhead by four or thereabouts, and can easily get to the castle by mid-day.'

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Mr Stephenson also designed the tubular bridge through which the Holyhead railway passes.

  • He made his journey safely, and arrived at Holyhead by daybreak.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Holyhead


a town in NW Wales, in Anglesey, the chief town of Holy Island: a port on the N coast. Pop: 11 237 (2001)
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