HyperDic: fontenoy

English > 1 sense of the word Fontenoy:
NOUNactFontenoy, Battle of Fontenoya battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
English > Fontenoy: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland.
SynonymBattle of Fontenoy
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWar of the Austrian SuccessionPrussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
Spanishbatalla de Fontenoy, Fontenoy

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