Bristol

See also: bristol

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From Middle English Brigstow, from Old English Bryċġstōw (literally the place by the bridge), from bryċġ +‎ -stōw, with additional final /l/ due to hyper-correction from l-vocalizing accents. See bridge and stow for more.

The tiddlywinks sense is associated with players from Bristol University.

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Bristol

  1. A city, a county and unitary authority in southwest England bordering Gloucestershire, Somerset and The River Severn.
  2. Several places in Canada:
    1. A former village in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada, merged into the town of Florenceville-Bristol in 2008.
    2. A municipality of the Ouataouais region, Quebec, Canada.
    3. A community in Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. A locality in Limón Province, Costa Rica.
  4. A locality in Cornwall County, Jamaica.
  5. A locality in Loreto department, Peru.
  6. Several places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Prowers County, Colorado, United States.
    2. A suburban city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.
    3. A small city, the county seat of Liberty County, Florida, United States.
    4. An unincorporated community in Pierce County, Georgia, United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Bristol Township, Kendall County, Illinois, United States.
    6. A town in Washington Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States.
    7. A town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States.
    8. An unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.
    9. A ghost town in Lake County, Michigan, United States.
    10. A community in the city of Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, United States.
    11. A town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
    12. A town in Ontario County, New York, United States.
    13. An unincorporated community in Pike Township, Perry County, Ohio, United States.
    14. A borough of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    15. A town in Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States, and the traditional county seat.
    16. A tiny city in Day County, South Dakota, United States.
    17. A city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States.
    18. A census-designated place in Ellis County, Texas, United States.
    19. A town in Addison County, Vermont, United States.
    20. An independent city in Virginia, United States.
    21. An unincorporated community in Kittitas County, Washington, United States.
    22. An unincorporated community in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States.
    23. A town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States.
    24. A former town in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States, disestablished in 2010; most of the town became the village of Bristol, while the remainder was annexed to the village of Pleasant Prairie.
    25. A village in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States.
  7. A surname​.

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Bristol (countable and uncountable, plural Bristols)

  1. Synonym of Bristol board (kind of heavy paper)
  2. (countable, tiddlywinks) A shot that moves a whole pile of winks rather than just one.
    • 2007, Forbes (volume 180, issues 8-13, page 93)
      In the Cambridge-improved version of tiddlywinks, potting isn't everything. [] Most of the matches I watched during the tournament were defensive struggles like this one, games that came down to squops, gromps and Bristols.

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From English Bristol.

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Bristol f

  1. Bristol (a city, a county and unitary authority in southwest England)