Bunker Hill


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Bun·ker Hill

 (bŭng′kər)
A low elevation, about 33 m (107 ft) high, in Charlestown, a section of Boston, Massachusetts. The first major Revolutionary War battle was named for this hill, though the actual fighting took place on nearby Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.

Bunker Hill

n
(Historical Terms) the first battle of the American Revolution, actually fought on Breed's Hill, next to Bunker Hill, near Boston, on June 17, 1775. Though defeated, the colonists proved that they could stand against British regular soldiers

Bun′ker Hill′


n.
a hill in Charlestown, Mass.: the first major battle of the American Revolution, known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, was fought on adjoining Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.
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Noun1.Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's HillBunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
Bean Town, Beantown, Boston, capital of Massachusetts, Hub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
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