First Marquess Cornwallis

Definitions of First Marquess Cornwallis
  1. noun
    commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
    synonyms: Charles Cornwallis, Cornwallis
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    full general, general
    a general officer of the highest rank
    peer
    a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
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