Sinonimi: shire horse
ETYM AS. scîre, scîr, a division, province, county. Related to Sheriff.
Administrative area formed in Britain for the purpose of raising taxes in Anglo-Saxon times. By AD 1000 most of S England had been divided into shires with fortified strongholds at their centers. The Midland counties of England are still known as the Shires; for example Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire.
1. British breed of large heavy draft horse; SYN. shire horse.
2. (British) A former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.
1. Titre d'une terre, en vertu duquel celui qui est seigneur de la terre porte la qualité de comte.
2. Division administrative en Angleterre et aux États-Unis.