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Noun: Alamo  'a-lu,mow
  1. A siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

Derived forms: Alamos

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, military blockade, siege, slaughter

Encyclopedia: Alamo, New Mexico