Alamo

Definitions of Alamo
  1. noun
    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
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    example of:
    butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
    beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege
    the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
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