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Noun: shire  shI(-u)r
  1. [Brit] A former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
  2. British breed of large heavy draft horse
    - shire horse
  3. [Austral] A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia

Derived forms: shires

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, draft horse [US], draught horse [Brit, Cdn], dray horse, territorial division

Encyclopedia: Shire, George