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An estuary of the Trent and Ouse Rivers in northeast-central England. It is navigable for large vessels as far inland as Hull.


(Placename) an estuary in NE England, into which flow the Rivers Ouse and Trent: flows east into the North Sea; navigable for large ocean-going ships as far as Hull; crossed by the Humber Bridge (1981), a single-span suspension bridge with a main span of 1410 m (4626 ft). Length: 64 km (40 miles)


(ˈhʌm bər)

an estuary of the Ouse and Trent rivers in E England. 37 mi. (60 km) long.
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Noun1.Humber - an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent RiverHumber - an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River
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In the beginning of one of them Alfred says, "There are only a few on this side of the Humber who can understand the Divine Service, or even explain a Latin epistle in English, and I believe not many on the other side of the Humber either.
Raffles rode a Beeston Humber, a Royal Sunbeam was good enough for me, but he insisted on our both having Dunlop tires.
Raffles smeared vaseline upon the plated parts of his Beeston Humber before starting, and our dear landlady cosseted us both, and prayed we might see nothing of the nasty burglars, not denying as the reward would be very handy to them that got it, to say nothing of the honor and glory.
But we've left our bikes outside, and mine's a Beeston Humber," continued Raffles.
We can see--theoretically--the whole of the eastern bound of the kingdom, which ran south from the Humber to the Wash.
Trust me, Estoteville alone has strength enough to drive all thy Free Lances into the Humber.
North of Humber there is no man who would not know the handiwork of Devil Douglas, the black Lord James.
The ship was no sooner out of the Humber than the wind began to blow and the sea to rise in a most frightful manner; and, as I had never been at sea before, I was most inexpressibly sick in body and terrified in mind.
PEDL253 is located in the South Humber Basin and contains the drill-ready Biscathorpe Prospect, where the Biscathorpe-2 conventional exploration well is planned to be drilled around mid-year 2018.
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Funding has been secured for a 42 million upgrade to the tidal flood defence scheme in the Humber Estuary improving flood protection to 113,000 properties.
MORE than 30 charities received a Christmas boost from Aldi after the supermarket's stores across Yorkshire and the Humber donated surplus food on Christmas Eve.