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Boer War

n.
1. A war (1880-1881) in which Britain unsuccessfully attempted to enforce its annexation of the Boer territory in the Transvaal.
2. A war (1899-1902) between an alliance of the Boer governments of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State on the one hand and Great Britain on the other, over the sovereignty and commercial rights in these lands. The war ended with British victory.

Boer War

n
(Historical Terms) either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880–1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, the second (1899–1902) when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain. Also called: Anglo-Boer War or South African War

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n.
a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902.
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Noun1.Boer War - either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902)
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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