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Noun: Yorktown  'york,tawn
  1. In 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
    - siege of Yorktown
     
  2. A historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, hamlet, military blockade, siege, village

Part of: American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia, War of American Independence

Encyclopedia: Yorktown, Philadelphia