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

  • A city of southwest Pennsylvania at the point where the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers forms the Ohio River. Fort Duquesne was built on the site by the French c. 1750 and fell to the British in 1758, when it was renamed Fort Pitt. The village surrounding the fort grew rapidly after the opening of the Northwest Territory. The city today is highly industrialized. Population: 313,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Pennsylvania, USA

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

  • n. a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh


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