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King Philip's War Syllabification: King Phil·ip's War

Definition of King Philip's War in English:

(1675–77) the first large-scale military action in the American colonies, pitting various Indian tribes against New England colonists and their Indian allies. Marked by heavy slaughters on both sides (including killings of women and children), the war cost thousands of lives.

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