from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Armstrong, Edwin Howard 1890-1954. American engineer and inventor whose improvements to radio communication included the development of frequency modulation (1933).
  • Armstrong, Lance Born 1971. American cyclist who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times between 1999-2005.
  • Armstrong, Louis Known as "Satchmo.” 1900-1971. American jazz trumpeter. A virtuoso musician and popular, gravelly voiced singer, he greatly influenced the development of jazz.
  • Armstrong, Neil Alden Born 1930. American astronaut who as commander of Apollo 11 became the first person to walk on the moon (July 20, 1969).

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  • proper n. An English surname, originally a nickname for someone with strong arms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local English name of the common knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare.

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  • n. United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
  • n. United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the Moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)


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