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

  • A city of central Missouri east-southeast of Columbia. On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his Iron Curtain speech here at Westminster College (established 1851). Population: 12,300.
  • Fulton, Robert 1765-1815. American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat, the Clermont (1807).

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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. Any of several towns in the United States, named for persons bearing this surname.

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  • n. American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)


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Places in England, from Old English fuġol ("bird") + tūn ("dwelling").



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