[staf-erd-sheer, -sher] /ˈstæf ərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a county in central England. 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). County seat: Stafford.
a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having been worked at least as early as the 13th century. In 1974 the industrial area in the S passed to the new county of West Midlands; Stoke-on-Trent became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Stafford. Pop (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 811 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 2624 sq km (1013 sq miles)
noun 1. one of an English breed of strong, stocky, muscular dogs having a broad skull and a smooth coat, in combinations of red, white, black, or blue, originally raised for bullbaiting and later dogfighting, but now bred as a companion dog. Staffordshire bull terrier noun 1. a breed of smooth-coated terrier with a stocky […]
noun 1. former name of American Staffordshire terrier.
noun (South African) 1. a person who illegally rides on the outside of a suburban train
noun, plural staffs for 1–5, 9; staves [steyvz] /steɪvz/ (Show IPA) or staffs for 6–8, 10, 11. 1. a group of persons, as employees, charged with carrying out the work of an establishment or executing some undertaking. 2. a group of assistants to a manager, superintendent, or executive. 3. a member of a staff. 4. […]