Teapot Dome


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Tea·pot Dome

 (tē′pŏt′)
A former US Navy oil reserve in east-central Wyoming north of Casper. Secretly leased to Harry F. Sinclair's oil company by Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1921, it became a symbol of the governmental scandals of the Harding administration.
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Noun1.Teapot Dome - a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921Teapot Dome - a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
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