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abbreviation for
(Placename) Hampshire
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(ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in S England. 1,578,700; 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).
Also called Hants.
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References in classic literature ?
Her address, in England, was Monksmoor Park, Hants.
vilt show ter sheriff mit my own hants! Ter duyvel!
"What people live upon the mainland?" I asked, and pointed in the direction of the Hants coast.
Among the most respected of the names beginning in C which the Court-Guide contained, in the year 18--, was that of Crawley, Sir Pitt, Baronet, Great Gaunt Street, and Queen's Crawley, Hants. This honourable name had figured constantly also in the Parliamentary list for many years, in conjunction with that of a number of other worthy gentlemen who sat in turns for the borough.
Well, during the last week you have three times sent unstamped letters to my fiancee, Miss Vera Delane, Woodlands, Southbourne, Hants. What's the matter with you?
The South event at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hants (August 23-25) has some of the same names, plus Boy George, Human League and Rick Astley.
He is also the Federal Agent for matters involving prosecutions under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Excise Act, the Income Tax Act and the Fisheries Act and all regulations for Hants County.
Barnes, of Swanmore, Hants, admitted burglary and common assault.
They believed the victim had stolen Perkins' brother's wallet and attacked him at the brother's flat in Gosport, Hants.
v KENT (a) Draw Hants (a) L 9 wkts Essex (h) Draw Glamorgan (h) L 196 runs Hants (a) W 89 runs Surrey (a) Draw Leics GLOUCESTERSHIRE (h) Draw Leics (a) W 7 wkts Worcs (h) L 8 wkts Worcs (h) L 6 wkts Derbys (a) Draw Hants (a) L 10 wkts Essex With 1,333 runs to his name, England Lions' James Vince has proved the star of Hampshire's summer and can provide the platform once again for the visitors to secure promotion.
The tournament concludes today and is held simultaneously at the Nottingham Tennis Centre and the West Hants Club.