Wakefield definition by Webster's New World
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city in NC England, in West Yorkshire: county district pop. 311,000
Wakefield definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A borough of north-central England east-northeast of Manchester. In the Battle of Wakefield (1460) Richard Plantagenet, the third duke of York (1411-1460), was slain by Lancastrian forces in the Wars of the Roses.