burghernoun [ C ]uk /ˈbɜː.ɡər/ us /ˈbɝː.ɡɚ/ old-fashioned or humorous
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- A portly burgher was he, friendly of tongue and free of purse.
- At these meetings also the burghers were unanimous in their decision not to give up their independence.
- Its bell summoned the burghers to council or arms.
- Should the burghers be called out to action, they must supply themselves with provisions to last fourteen days.
- Wounded soldiers and burghers were lifted out of the grass and carried tenderly to the ambulance waggons.