Meaning of “the Glorious Twelfth” in the English Dictionary

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"the Glorious Twelfth" in British English

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the Glorious Twelfthnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌɡlɔː.ri.əs ˈtwelfθ/ us /ˌɡlɔːr.i.əs ˈtwelfθ/ UK

12 August, the start of the grouse shooting season in Britain

(Definition of “the Glorious Twelfth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)