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[shahf-hou-zuh n] /ˌʃɑfˈhaʊ zən/
a canton in N Switzerland. 100 sq. mi. (259 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this canton, on the Rhine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Schaffhausen
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  • On the following Wednesday, at Schaffhausen, the number of miracles increased.

  • Jacob Shophousey, registered as a German cutler, came from Schaffhausen.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • I am not of all sure, mademoiselle; madame has spoken of he who runs by Schaffhausen.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • Wilhelmine had passed a solitary two months at Schaffhausen.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • Steamers formerly ran from Constance to Schaffhausen; but since the completion of the railroad they have discontinued their trips.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • Of the fall of Schaffhausen I cannot speak, not yet having seen it.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 George Gordon Byron
  • Sebastian Hofmeister preached in Schaffhausen, and induced its people to declare for the Reformation.

  • I went from Ble to Schaffhausen, where we take the steamer for the Rhine journey.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • Going to and returning from Schaffhausen, Wagner took first-class railway tickets.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • Schaffhausen and Einsiedeln took an active share in the work.

British Dictionary definitions for Schaffhausen


/German ʃaːfˈhauzən/
a small canton of N Switzerland. Pop: 73 900 (2002 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles)
a town in N Switzerland, capital of Schaffhausen canton, on the Rhine. Pop: 33 628 (2000)
French name Schaffhouse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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