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Sherman

[shur-muh n] /ˈʃɜr mən/
noun
1.
Forrest Percival, 1896–1951, U.S. naval officer.
2.
James Schoolcraft
[skool-kraft,, -krahft] /ˈskulˌkræft,, -ˌkrɑft/ (Show IPA),
1855–1912, vice president of the U.S. 1909–12.
3.
John, 1823–1900, U.S. statesman (brother of William T.).
4.
Roger, 1721–93, American statesman.
5.
Stuart Pratt, 1881–1926, U.S. critic and educator.
6.
William Tecumseh, 1820–91, Union general in the Civil War.
7.
a city in NE Texas.
8.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range, in the Rocky Mountains. 14,036 feet (4278 meters).
9.
a male given name.
10.
U.S. Military. a 34-ton medium tank of World War II, with a 75mm gun and a crew of four.
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British Dictionary definitions for j s sherman

Sherman

/ˈʃɜːmən/
noun
1.
William Tecumseh (tɪˈkʌmsə). 1820–91, American Union commander during the Civil War. He led the victorious march through Georgia (1864), becoming commander of the army in 1869
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Word Origin and History for j s sherman

Sherman

type of U.S. medium tank used in World War II, 1942, named for U.S. Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman (1820-1891). The surname is from Old English scearra "shears" + mann "man;" hence "shearer of woolen garments."

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Encyclopedia Article for j s sherman

Sherman

city, seat (1846) of Grayson county, northern Texas, U.S. It lies on a watershed split between the Red and Trinity rivers, near Lake Texoma and Denison. Founded in the 1840s, it was named for General Sidney Sherman, a cavalry officer during the Texas Revolution and an early railroad promoter. Lying along the Butterfield Trail, it became a rendezvous for cattle drovers, buffalo hunters, and farmers. The railroads arrived in the 1870s. In 1876 Austin College (Presbyterian, founded 1849) was moved to the city from Huntsville

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