HyperDic: siege_of_yorktown

English > 1 sense of the expression siege of Yorktown:
NOUNactsiege of Yorktown, Yorktownin 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops
English > siege of Yorktown: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningIn 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution.
SynonymYorktown
Instance ofsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
Part ofAmerican Revolution, American Revolutionary War, War of American Independence, American War of IndependenceThe revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain
RegionVirginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
CatalanBatalla de Yorktown

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