HyperDic: custer[s_last_stand

English > 1 sense of the expression Custer's Last Stand:
NOUNactCuster's Last Stand, Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorna battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry / cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)
English > Custer's Last Stand: 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 Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn
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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