- city in Hampshire, capital of Wessex and later of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom, Old English Uintancæstir (c.730), from Ouenta (c. 150), from Venta, a pre-Celtic name perhaps meaning "favored or chief place" + Old English ceaster "Roman town" (see Chester). As the name of a kind of breech-loading repeating rifle it is from the name of Oliver F. Winchester (1810-1880), U.S. manufacturer.
- 1. Mr Winchester is impressively knowledgeable about all manner of things.
- 2. His relics are buried at Winchester.
- 3. They were all equipped with new Winchester rifles.
- 4. You mean someone that ain't scared of a Winchester rifle?
- 5. Izaak Walton, English writer, died at Winchester aged 90.