Definition of Dunblane from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a town in central Scotland. In March 1996 a local man called Thomas Hamilton shot and killed 16 children and a teacher in a Dunblane primary school, before killing himself. Public feeling was so great that by the middle of 1997 the British government had passed a law making it illegal to own most types of handgun the Dunblane massacre