from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town of central Scotland north-northeast of Glasgow on the Bannock River, a tributary of the Forth. It was the site of Robert the Bruce's defeat of the English under Edward II on June 23, 1314.
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- proper n. A village near Stirling in Scotland
- proper n. A battle important in Scotland's struggle for independence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A battle in which the Scots under Robert the Bruce defeated the English and assured the independence of Scotland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a battle in which the Scots under Robert the Bruce defeated the English and assured the independence of Scotland
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Well, Bannockburn is where we won that freedom in 1314, and Bannockburn was where the local Town Council was going to build a new housing scheme in 1920 something.
The Ashley, in Bannockburn, gives promise of heralding a new camp in that area.
The battle of Bannockburn is the greatest battle ever fought on Scottish ground.
I know the developer who designed that tragedy out there drove a Mercedes and lived in Bannockburn.
A brook, called Bannockburn, running to the eastward, between rocky and precipitous banks, effectually covered the Scottish right wing, which rested upon it, and was totally inaccessible.
On the south, it was terminated by the banks of the brook called Bannockburn, which are so rocky, that no troops could attack them there.
There is also a place nearby called Bannockburn and mountains called Rob Roy and Ben Lomond, so i feel very much at home.
"Bannockburn," with men who mourn in "To Mary in Heaven," and with all lovers in a score of famous lyrics.
What's been dune afore can be dune again; the speerit o 'Bannockburn's no' de'ed oot a'thegither. "
The 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn takes place in 2014.