Little Bighorn

Definitions of Little Bighorn
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n a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand

Synonyms:
Little Bighorn River, Little Horn
Example of:
river
a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

n 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, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
Example of:
butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter
the savage and excessive killing of many people

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