wigan

wigan

[wig-uhn]
noun
a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments.

Origin:
1870–75; after Wigan, where originally produced

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Wigan

[wig-uhn]
noun
borough of Greater Manchester, in W England.
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Wigan (ˈwɪɡən)
 
n
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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