A city of northern Switzerland northeast of Zurich. It passed to the Habsburgs in 1264 and became a free imperial city in 1415. It is an industrial and cultural center.
City in N Switzerland, near Zurich.
Winterthur Sentence Examples
WINTERTHUR, a flourishing industrial town in the Tess.
the whole burden fell on Winterthur, which struggled valiantly to meet its liabilities, and was helped by large loans from the cantonal and federal governments.
little north-east of the present town, at the place now known as Ober Winterthur.
For a short time after the outlawry of Duke Frederick of Austria, it became a free imperial city (1415-1442); but after the conquest of the Thurgau by the Swiss Confederates (1460-1461) Winterthur, which had gallantly stood a nine-weeks' siege, was isolated in the midst of nonAustrian territory.
In1717-1726Zurich tried hard by means of heavy dues to crush the rival silk and cotton industries at Winterthur, which, however, on the whole very successfully maintained its ancient rights and liberties against the encroachments of Zurich.