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   I include this for the pleasure of explaining the derivation. A stepney was the spare wheel, carried on the step, or running-board, of a car, and only brought into use when one of the other four wheels was unserviceable.

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  • Stepney — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stepney — (spr. Stepni), sonst Dorf, jetzt eine der östlichen Vorstädte von London (s.d. S. 497), zu den Tower Hamlets gehörig; in seine Kirchen sind alle Matrosen der englischen Kauffahrteischiffe gepfarrt; 65,000 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stepney — (spr. ßteppni), Verwaltungsbezirk (metropolitan borough), im O. Londons, auf dem linken Themseufer, am Regents Canal, zwischen der City und dem Bezirk Poplar, mit (1901) 298,600 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stepney — Stepney, (spr. steppnĕ), Stadtteil Londons, im East End, l. von der Themse, (1901) 298.600 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stepney — [step′nē] former metropolitan borough of E London, now part of Tower Hamlets …   English World dictionary

  • Stepney — infobox UK place country = England region= London population= official name= Stepney latitude= 51.5152 longitude= 0.0462 post town= LONDON postcode area= E postcode district= E1 london borough= Tower Hamlets dial code= 020 os grid reference=… …   Wikipedia

  • Stepney — That this is a locational surname, is beyond argument, as indeed is the fact that it originates from a place called Stepney . What is unusual is that Stepney forms a borough within the city of London, and has done since pre 1086 Domesday times,… …   Surnames reference

  • Stepney — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Stepney (homonymie). Stepney L immeuble Winterton House à Stepney …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stepney — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Spare tire (in automobie), sometimes used insultingly to refer to a mistress (spare wife) refers to a spare tyre. The word is a genericized trademark originating from the Stepney Spare Motor Wheel, itself named …   English dialects glossary

  • stepney — ˈstepnē, ni noun or stepney wheel ( s) Usage: often capitalized S Etymology: probably from Stepney Street, Llanelly, Wales, where it was originally manufactured Britain : a spare spokeless automobile wheel with inflated tire …   Useful english dictionary

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