Dartmoor(redirected from Dartmoor National Park Authority)
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An upland region of southwest England noted for its bare granite tors. There are remains of numerous Bronze Age settlements.
1. (Placename) a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
3. (Breeds) a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
4. (Animals) a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor
Dart•moor(ˈdɑrt mʊər, -mɔr, -moʊr)
a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. ab. 20 mi. (30 km) long.