Cheshire

geographical name
Chesh·​ire | \ ˈche-shər How to pronounce Cheshire (audio) , -ˌshir\

Definition of Cheshire

1 town in southern Connecticut southwest of Meriden population 29,261
2 or Chester \ ˈche-​stər How to pronounce Chester (audio) \ former county of northwestern England that bordered on Wales and had the city of Chester as its capital area 929 square miles (2406 square kilometers); formed 1974; abolished 2009

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