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

  • Burgoyne, John Known as "Gentleman Johnny.” 1722-1792. British general and playwright. In the American Revolution he captured Fort Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777) but lost the Battle of Saratoga (October 17, 1777). The Heiress (1786) was his most popular play.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surround and capture in a body.
  • n. An intrenching-tool which combines a spade, an ax, and a mantlet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)


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