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A borough of northwest England on the Irish Sea north of Liverpool. It is a popular seaside resort.


1. (Placename) a town and resort in NW England, in Blackpool unitary authority, Lancashire on the Irish Sea: famous for its tower, 158 m (518 ft) high, and its illuminations. Pop: 142 283 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop: 142 400 (2003 est). Area: 35 sq km (13 sq miles)



a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England: resort. 153,600.
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Noun1.Blackpool - a resort town in Lancashire in northwestern England on the Irish SeaBlackpool - a resort town in Lancashire in northwestern England on the Irish Sea; famous for its tower
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