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Siege of Yorktown   /sidʒ əv jˈɔrktˌaʊn/   Listen
Siege of Yorktown

noun
1.
In 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution.  Synonym: Yorktown.






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Words linked to "Siege of Yorktown" :   Old Dominion State, beleaguering, siege, American War of Independence, War of American Independence, American Revolutionary War, Virginia, American Revolution, Old Dominion, VA, military blockade, besieging



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