[fawl-kurk] /ˈfɔl kɜrk/
an administrative district in the Central region, in S central Scotland. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
a city in this district, W of Edinburgh: Scots under Wallace defeated by the English in 1298.
a town in Scotland, the administrative centre of Falkirk council area: scene of Edward I’s defeat of Wallace (1298) and Prince Charles Edward’s defeat of General Hawley (1746); formerly a major iron and steel centre; the Falkirk Wheel, an innovative rotating canal boat lift, is nearby. Pop: 32 379 (2001)
a council area in central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: created in 1996 from part of Central Region: largely agricultural, with heavy industry in Falkirk and Grangemouth. Administrative centre: Falkirk. Pop: 145 920 (2003 est). Area: 299 sq km (115 sq miles)
[fawk-luh nd] /ˈfɔk lənd/ plural noun 1. a self-governing British colony also claimed by Argentina: site of a war between the two nations in 1982. 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). /ˈfɔːlklənd/ plural noun 1. a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long […]
- Falkland islands dependencies
plural noun 1. the former name (until 1985) for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
[fawl] /fɔl/ verb (used without object), fell, fallen, falling. 1. to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support. 2. to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, especially to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not: to […]
[fahl lah] /fɑl ˈlɑ/ noun 1. .