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Yorktown

Syllabification: York·town
Pronunciation: /ˈyôrktoun
 
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Definition of Yorktown in English:

A historic site in southeastern Virginia, on the York River, north of Newport News, site of both the last (October 1781) battle of the American Revolution and a Civil War battle (1862).

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