Entry from US English dictionary
(1747–79) Polish count and commissioned American cavalry officer; name in Polish Kazimierz Pulaski. Having fled from involvement in a Polish rebellion 1768–72, he arrived in America 1777 and joined the cause of American independence. Commissioned a general in 1778, he was invaluable in the defense of Charleston 1779 but was mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah.
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Syllabification: Pu·las·ki, Casimir
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