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A former city of eastern Massachusetts, the oldest part of present-day Boston. It was settled c. 1629. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought here at Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.
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a former city in E Massachusetts: since 1874 a part of Boston; site of Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775.
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|Noun||1.||Charlestown - a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629|
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
Breed's Hill - a hill in Charlestown that was the site of the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775
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