from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A village of southeast Virginia on the York River north of Newport News. It was the site of Cornwallis's surrender of the British forces (1781) in the American Revolution. During the Civil War Union troops occupied the town after a siege in 1862.
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- proper n. a town in southeastern Virginia, USA
- proper n. the site of the final battle of the Revolutionary War.
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- n. a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
- n. in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
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