Boer War

Boer War

noun
1.
a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902.
2.
a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880–81.
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Boer War
 
n
Anglo-Boer War, Also called: South African War either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880--1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, the second (1899--1902) when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain

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Boer War [(bohr, bawr, boor)]

A war between British and Dutch settlers (Boers) in what is now South Africa, fought from 1899 to 1902 and won by the British. The country was united in 1910.

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