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York·shire 1

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.

York·shire 2

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.


(ˈjɔːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a historic county of N England: the largest English county, formerly divided administratively into East, West, and North Ridings. In 1974 it was much reduced in size and divided into the new counties of North, West, and South Yorkshire: in 1996 the East Riding of Yorkshire was reinstated as a unitary authority and parts of the NE were returned to North Yorkshire for geographical and ceremonial purposes


(ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. Also called York. a former county in N England, now part of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham.
2. one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears.
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Noun1.Yorkshire - a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
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I am aware of course that it was not always so, and when King Henry VII and his Lancastrian cohorts took over the throne of England and Wales, that it was understandable in the circumstances of the time that Yorkshiremen should have been chased out of Wales.
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Eifion Williams headed the visitors into the lead, but the Yorkshiremen levelled in the second period through Manchester United loan star Daniel Nardiello, who fired his third goal in as many matches.