city in E Scotland: site of a battle (1298) in which the Scots under Wallace were defeated by the English: district pop. 141,000
See Falkirk in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A burgh of central Scotland west of Edinburgh. At the Battle of Falkirk (1298), said to be the first battle in which the longbow proved decisive, the troops of English king Edward I defeated the Scots under Sir William Wallace. Population: 32,900.