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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. A town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte met his final defeat
  2. 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

Derived forms: Waterloos, waterloos

Type of: defeat, licking, pitched battle, town

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

Encyclopedia: Waterloo, ON