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[yawrk-toun] /ˈyɔrkˌtaʊn/
a village in SE Virginia: surrender (October 19, 1781) of Cornwallis to Washington in the American Revolution. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was the night which had brought rescue to John Drayton at Yorktown the year before.

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  • He fought at Yorktown and later drove the English out of Georgia.

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  • One commanded a battalion under Rochambeau at the siege of Yorktown.

British Dictionary definitions for Yorktown


a village in SE Virginia: scene of the surrender (1781) of the British under Cornwallis to the Americans under Washington at the end of the War of American Independence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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