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The suffix: kill as in "Fishkill", etc.

Posted by Word Camel on June 14, 2004

I have just returned from a trip where I passed many places with names such as "Fishkill", "Wallkill", "Peekskill" and "Beaverkill" It brought to mind "Shankill" as in the "Shankill" Road in Ireland. Does anyone know if it has a particular meaning?

Word Camel...
Who is knackered but didn't want to forget to ask.