Pronunciation: (blak'stōn"; for 1 also blak'stun), [key]
1. Sir William, 1723–80, English jurist and writer on law.
2. a river in S Massachusetts, flowing SE across NE Rhode Island to Pawtucket. ab. 40 mi. (64 km) long.
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