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Brack•nellˈbræk nl(n.)

  1. a town in E Berkshire, in S England. 101,900.

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  1. Bracknell

    Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England. It lies 11 miles to the southeast of Reading, 10 miles southwest of Windsor and 30 miles west of central London. The town has a population of 52,696. The name Bracknell is first recorded in a Winkfield Boundary Charter of AD 942 as Braccan heal, and may mean "Nook of land belonging to a man called Bracca", from the Old English Braccan + heal, healh. An early form of the town's name, Brakenhale, still survives as the name of one of its schools. The town is surrounded, on the east and south, by the vast expanse of Swinley Woods and Crowthorne Woods. The urban area has absorbed parts of many local outlying areas including Warfield, Winkfield and Binfield.

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