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wigan

[wig-uh n] /ˈwɪg ən/
noun
1.
a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; after Wigan, where originally produced

Wigan

[wig-uh n] /ˈwɪg ən/
noun
1.
borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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British Dictionary definitions for wigan

Wigan

/ˈwɪɡən/
noun
1.
an industrial town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former coal-mining centre. Pop: 81 203 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 303 800 (2003 est). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)
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