Definition of Lancastrian in English:

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Pronunciation: /laŋˈkastrɪən/


1A native of Lancashire or Lancaster.
Example sentences
  • He was born in 1981 in his mother's native Zambia, where his father, a Lancastrian, managed a coal mine.
  • And have you ever heard a Yorkshireman talk about a Lancastrian (both of whom are English)?
  • The burly Lancastrian threatened to hammer the South Africans last winter without ever delivering and was now facing a far weaker attack with his team in a strong position.
2 historical A follower of the House of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses.
Example sentences
  • Warwick, Clarence, Lancastrians, and dissident Yorkists returned to England and sent Edward IV fleeing to his ally, the duke of Burgundy.
  • They returned Henry VI to the throne in 1470, but in 1471 the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the battle of Tewkesbury and killed Henry VI's heir, Edward, Prince of Wales.
  • The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet in the War of the Roses.


Relating to Lancashire or Lancaster, or the House of Lancaster.
Example sentences
  • Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, claimed Lancastrian ancestry to the throne.
  • Edward was capable of great energy in moments of drama; but he lacked the discipline and patience of his Lancastrian forbear.
  • Adam Scott, the 23-year-old Aussie with Lancastrian roots, was considered an outsider until his magnificent victory in the Players' Championship at Sawgrass 10 days ago.

Words that rhyme with Lancastrian


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