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

  • Tubman, Harriet 1820?-1913. American abolitionist. Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, she escaped to the North in 1849 and became the most renowned conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading more than 300 slaves to freedom.
  • Tubman, William Vacanarat Shadrach 1895-1971. Liberian politician. As president of Liberia (1944-1971) he modernized the country and maintained a close relationship with the United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer. Cf. postman, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barrister in the Court of Exchequer in England who had a precedence in motions. See postman.

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

  • n. United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)


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