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Noun: waterloo  ,wo-tu(r)'loo
  1. A final crushing defeat
    "he met his waterloo"
Noun: Waterloo  ,wo-tu(r)'loo
  1. The battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
    - Battle of Waterloo
     
  2. A town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte met his final defeat

Derived forms: Waterloos, waterloos

Type of: defeat, licking, pitched battle, town

Part of: Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium, Napoleonic Wars

Encyclopedia: Waterloo, OR