HyperDic: battle_of_little_bighorn

English > 1 sense of the expression Battle of Little Bighorn:
NOUNactBattle of Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Standa battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry / cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)
English > Battle of Little Bighorn: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry / cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command.
SynonymsLittle Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
Instance ofslaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcheryThe savage and excessive killing of many people
RegionMontana, Treasure State, MT, Mont.A state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
SpanishBatalla de Little Big Horn
CatalanBatalla de Little Big Horn

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