Pittsburgh


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Pitts·burgh

 (pĭts′bûrg′)
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.

Pittsburgh

(ˈpɪtsbɜːɡ)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, which form the Ohio River: settled around Fort Pitt in 1758; developed rapidly with the discovery of iron deposits and one of the world's richest coalfields; the largest river port in the US and an important industrial centre, formerly with large steel mills. Pop: 325 337 (2003 est)

Pitts•burgh

(ˈpɪts bɜrg)

n.
a port in SW Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers that forms the Ohio River. 350,363.
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Noun1.Pittsburgh - a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio RiverPittsburgh - 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
Carnegie Mellon University - an engineering university in Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh - a university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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That name survives in such Pittsburgh institutions as Duquesne University, with Mies van der Rohe's 1968 Hall of Science, and the blue chip--decidedly not blue collar--Duquesne Club now somewhat marooned Downtown.
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