Little Bighorn


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Little Bighorn

n
(Placename) a river in the W central US, rising in N Wyoming and flowing north to the Bighorn River. Its banks were the scene of the defeat (1876) and killing of General Custer and his command by Indians

Lit′tle Big′horn


n.
a river flowing N from N Wyoming to S Montana into the Bighorn River: General Custer and troops defeated by Indians 1876. 80 mi. (130 km) long.
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Noun1.Little Bighorn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern MontanaLittle Bighorn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
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I'm a lifelong student of the "Custer Battle," otherwise known as the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. There, the U.S.
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I mean, unless you deliver every four years then you know you are General Custer entering the Little Bighorn where Chief Sitting Bull and his Apaches await with hair clippers.
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