Definition of Metroland in English:

Metroland

Line breaks: Metro|land
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛtrə(ʊ)land
 
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noun

The area around London served by the underground railway: [as modifier]: the M25 threatens any lingering end-of-line Metroland romance attached to Bushy Bushey or Sunny Sutton
More example sentences
  • Just over 70 years ago my newlywed grandparents moved into a Metroland semi on the banks of the canal here (hidden behind the trees to the left at the rear of the photo).
  • The housing estates, the shopping parades, the mock-Tudor pubs duly sprang up alongside the line. It was a Metroland fit for heroes.
  • The public first heard of Metroland in 1915, when the railway used it in a penny booklet listing country walks.

Origin

1915: from metropolitan + land.

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