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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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The River Hull is also protected from tidal flooding by the Hull Tidal Surge Barrier, which is located at the confluence of the River Hull and the River Humber.
THE North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, who manage inshore sea fisheries and the marine environment from the River Tyne to the River Humber and out to sea six nautical miles, are in the process of progressing two new byelaws.
Billingham-based Able UK is delivering a PS450m port on the South Bank of the River Humber that will meet the requirements of the offshore marine renewables sector.
The Spurn Lightship on the River Humber and the city's History Centre are also opening less.
Humberside Police have advised people living in Grimsby and Cleethorpes close to the River Humber to consider evacuating their homes.
The Humber was the ideal place and over the last 15 years we've been involved in assembling around 3,000 acres adjacent to the River Humber.
With the British Superbike Croft meeting axed and moved to Assen, Oliver's Mount is the main circuit north of the River Humber for race fans.
A near-capacity attendance of 23,447 made for a thunderous occasion by the River Humber, with the gate a record for England-New Zealand clashes in this country.
A walker spotted the bodies in the vehicle parked on the banks of the River Humber in Winteringham, Lincolnshire, on Friday morning.
A passerby spotted the vehicle on the banks of the River Humber in Winteringham, Lincolnshire.
Their red car was found on the south bank of the River Humber at Winteringham, north Lincolnshire.
After finishing, we made our way as a fleet to the mouth of the River Humber, where we had to wait until almost 8am before the tide would allow the ten boats to make their way upriver to the port of Hull, the beginning and the end of this incredible journey.