Spanish-American War

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Spanish-American War

n.
A war between Spain and the United States in 1898, as a result of which Spain ceded Puerto Rico, the Philippine Islands, and Guam to the United States and abandoned all claim to Cuba, which became independent in 1902.

Spanish-American War

n
(Historical Terms) the war between the US and Spain (1898) resulting in Spain's withdrawal from Cuba and its cession of Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico

Span′ish-Amer′ican War′


n.
the war between the U.S. and Spain in 1898.
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Noun1.Spanish-American War - a war between the United States and Spain in 1898Spanish-American War - a war between the United States and Spain in 1898
Manila Bay - a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago - a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape
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