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[swin-duh n] /ˈswɪn dən/
a town and unitary authority in Wiltshire, in S England. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At all events Swindon is a well-known oasis, familiar to the travelling public.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • He had come by Birmingham and Gloucester, and thence to Swindon.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
  • From Swindon we came up into the down-country; and these downs rise higher even than the Cotswold.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • After the coffee she felt less sick and from Swindon to London she was able to get some sleep.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
  • It is notorious that the Swindon of to-day is the creation of the companion of Brunel at the lunch in the furze-bushes.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • We lunch at Swindon, and I see that we shall be there in twenty minutes.

  • Was it on the streets of Swindon, that great centre of life and thought?

  • Swindon to all these travellers is nothing at all but a refreshment-room.

  • Mr. Swindon at this side; Mr. Nipkin's name comes underneath.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Swindon


a town in S England, in NE Wiltshire: railway workshops, high technology. Pop: 155 432 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Wiltshire. Pop: 181 200 (2003 est). Area: 230 sq km (89 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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