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 (hăm′ər-fĕst′, hä′mər-)
A town of northern Norway on an island in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost town of Europe, with uninterrupted daylight from May 16 to July 26.
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(Norwegian ˈhamərfɛst)
(Placename) a port in N Norway, on the W coast of Kvalöy Island: the northernmost town in Europe, with uninterrupted daylight from May 17 to July 29 and no sun between Nov 21 and Jan 21; fishing and tourist centre. Pop: 9157 (2004 est)
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(ˈhɑ mərˌfɛst)

a seaport in N Norway: the northernmost town in Europe. 7062.
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The first four home in Royal Ascot's Duke of Edinburgh Handicap - Camborne, Hammerfest, Harrison's Cave and Alkimos - all renew rivalry over this two-furlong longer trip.
Of the other leading contenders in the betting, John Gosden's Camborne is safely in, as is Hammerfest, but the James Fanshawetrained High Jinx is missing.
Hammerfest (8st 13lb), trained in France by John Hammond, showed he deserved a chance at the Ebor when second to Camborne at Royal Ascot.