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

  • A low elevation, 32.6 m (107 ft) high, in Charlestown, a section of Boston, Massachusetts. The first major Revolutionary War battle was named for this hill, though the actual fighting took place on nearby Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.

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  • n. the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces


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