Bristol

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From Middle English Brigstow, from Old English Bryċġstōw (literally the place by the bridge), from bryċġ +‎ -stōw, with additional final /l/ due to hyper-correction from l-vocalizing accents. See bridge and stow for more.

The tiddlywinks sense is associated with players from Bristol University.

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Bristol

  1. A city, county and unitary authority in south-west England bordering Gloucestershire, Somerset and The River Severn.
  2. A small city in Florida, USA, and the county seat of Liberty County.
  3. A town in Rhode Island, USA, and the traditional county seat of Bristol County.
  4. A surname​.

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Bristol (countable and uncountable, plural Bristols)

  1. Synonym of Bristol board (kind of heavy paper)
  2. (countable, tiddlywinks) A shot that moves a whole pile of winks rather than just one.
    • 2007, Forbes (volume 180, issues 8-13, page 93)
      In the Cambridge-improved version of tiddlywinks, potting isn't everything. [] Most of the matches I watched during the tournament were defensive struggles like this one, games that came down to squops, gromps and Bristols.

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From English Bristol.

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Bristol f

  1. Bristol (a city in the South West region of England)