Definition of Steuben, Friedrich von in English:

Steuben, Friedrich von

Syllabification: Steu·ben, Friedrich von
Pronunciation: /ˈSHtoibən, ˈst(y)o͞obən/

Entry from US English dictionary

( 1730–94), American army officer; born in Prussia; full name Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben. He came to America in December 1777 and joined Washington at Valley Forge, where he introduced European methods of training and discipline. Appointed inspector general of the Continental Army 1778, he was instrumental in shaping American forces into a legitimate military force.

Definition of Steuben, Friedrich von in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day meretricious
Pronunciation: ˌmɛrɪˈtrɪʃəs
adjective
apparently attractive but having no real value...