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A·gin·court

 (ăj′ĭn-kôrt′)
A village of northern France west-northwest of Arras. On October 25, 1415, Henry V of England decisively defeated a much larger French army here. The victory showed the effectiveness of troops equipped with longbows over heavily armored knights.

Agincourt

(ˈædʒɪnˌkɔːt; French aʒɛ̃kur)
n
(Historical Terms) a battle fought in 1415 near the village of Azincourt, N France: a decisive victory for English longbowmen under Henry V over French forces vastly superior in number

Ag•in•court

(ˈædʒ ɪnˌkɔrt, -ˌkoʊrt, ˈæʒ ɪnˌkʊər)

n.
a village in N France, near Calais: victory of the English over the French 1415. 276.
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Noun1.Agincourt - a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415Agincourt - a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
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It is clear also in the charming songs of Thomas Campion, a physician who composed both words and music for several song-books, and in Michael Drayton, a voluminous poet and dramatist who is known to most readers only for his finely rugged patriotic ballad on the battle of Agincourt.
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The Welsh archers at Agincourt are celebrated as the skilled assassins whose arrows helped Henry overcome a much larger French force on October 25, 1415.
The sword and helm of King Henry V were placed on the altar for the service to commemorate the Battle of Agincourt, in which members of the severely outnumbered English army emerged victorious against their French counterparts.
The sword and helm of King Henry V were yesterday placed on the altar for the service to commemorate the Battle of Agincourt, in which members of the severely outnumbered English army - whose vital archers included hundreds of Welshmen - emerged victorious against their French counterparts.
A PS5 coin marking 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt has been made by The Royal Mint.
And as we reflect - with the growth of Scottish nationalism and calls for the break up of Great Britain - on what it means to be English, the Battle of Agincourt looms large.
Knocked from their horses battling the English at Agincourt, they sank under the armour's weight in knee-deep mud.
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It was heard 600 years ago at the Battle of Agincourt, the most famous clash of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
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