Battle of the Little Bighorn

Definitions of Battle of the Little Bighorn
  1. noun
    a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
    synonyms: Battle of Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand, Little Bighorn
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    butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
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