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A village of southeast Virginia on the York River north of Newport News. It was the site of Cornwallis's surrender of the British forces (1781) in the American Revolution. During the Civil War Union troops occupied the town after a siege in 1862.
(Placename) a village in SE Virginia: scene of the surrender (1781) of the British under Cornwallis to the Americans under Washington at the end of the War of American Independence
a village in SE Virginia: surrender in 1781 of Cornwallis to Washington in the American Revolution.
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|Noun||1.||Yorktown - a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution|
|2.||Yorktown - in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution|
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783