Main definitions of Dorset in US English:

: Dorset1Dorset2

Dorset1

proper noun

  • A county of southwestern England; county town, Dorchester.

Pronunciation

Dorset

/ˈdôrsət//ˈdɔrsət/

Main definitions of Dorset in US English:

: Dorset1Dorset2

Dorset2

noun

Archaeology
  • usually as modifier A prehistoric culture which flourished in the American Arctic during the 1st millennium AD and was displaced by the Thule culture.

    ‘Dorset sites are bigger than their pre-Dorset counterparts’

Origin

1930s: from the name of Cape Dorset, Baffin Island.

Pronunciation

Dorset

/ˈdôrsət//ˈdɔrsət/