HyperDic: battle_of_waterloo

English > 1 sense of the expression Battle of Waterloo:
NOUNactBattle of Waterloo, Waterloothe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
English > Battle of Waterloo: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon.
SynonymWaterloo
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofNapoleonic WarsA series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
Spanishbatalla de Waterloo, Waterloo

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