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Little John

noun
1.
a large, powerful yeoman who was a member of Robin Hood's band.
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British Dictionary definitions for Little John

Little John

noun
1.
one of Robin Hood's companions, noted for his great size and strength
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Little John in Culture

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In English legend, one of the Merry Men who followed Robin Hood. He was large and burly. At his first meeting with Robin Hood, he beat Robin in a fight with cudgels.

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