1st earl of oxford robert harley



[hahr-lee] /ˈhɑr li/
noun
robert, 1st earl of oxford, 1661–1724, british statesman.
harley
/ˈhɑːlɪ/
noun
robert, 1st earl of oxford. 1661–1724, british statesman; head of the government (1710–14), negotiated the treaty of utrecht (1713)
harley

type of motorcycle, by 1968, short for harley-davidson motorcycle manufacturer founded in milwaukee, wisconsin, u.s., 1905 by engine designer william s. harley (1880-1943) and arthur davidson. the surname harley is attested from mid-12c., literally “dweller at the hares’ wood.” harley street in london from the 1830s was -ssociated with eminent physicians and used metonymically for “medical specialists collectively.”

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