Pronunciation: (fâr'faks), [key]
1. Thomas (3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron), 1612–71, British general: commander in chief of the parliamentary army 1645–50.
2. Thomas (6th Baron Fairfax of Cameron), 1692–1782, English colonist in Virginia.
3. a town in NE Virginia. 19,390.
4. a male given name.
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