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twin town Line breaks: twin town

Definition of twin town in English:


A town which has established official or social links with another, typically in a different country.
Example sentences
  • And now the 19-year-old youth worker is spending seven weeks in Swindon to boost links between the twin towns.
  • Links with Swindon's twin towns could be put at risk because of the problems facing Swindon Council, warns a senior council official.
  • He also unveiled plaques celebrating the links with its twin towns, Tourcoing in France and Bielefeld in Germany.

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