Share this entry

Share this page

Culloden, Battle of

Syllabification: Cul·lo·den, Battle of
Pronunciation: /kəˈlädn
 
/

Definition of Culloden, Battle of in English:

The final engagement of the Jacobite uprising of 1745–46, fought April 16 on a moor near Inverness, the last pitched battle on British soil. The Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland crushed the small and poorly supplied Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart, and a ruthless pursuit after the battle effectively prevented any chance of saving the Jacobite cause.

Definition of Culloden, Battle of in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful