Yorktown


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York·town

 (yôrk′toun′)
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.

Yorktown

(ˈjɔːkˌtaʊn)
n
(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

York•town

(ˈyɔrkˌtaʊn)

n.
a village in SE Virginia: surrender in 1781 of Cornwallis to Washington in the American Revolution.
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Noun1.Yorktown - a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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