Little Bighorn

Definitions of Little Bighorn

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

Little Bighorn River, Little Horn
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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

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

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