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Bannockburn

[ban-uh k-burn, ban-uh k-burn] /ˈbæn əkˌbɜrn, ˌbæn əkˈbɜrn/
noun
1.
a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the independence of Scotland.
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  • The rhyme which the Scottish maidens sang about Bannockburn is lost.

    The Balladists John Geddie
  • The second is in the valley of the Teith (Stirling, Bannockburn, etc.).

  • Berwick was regained, and Bannockburn, it seemed, was avenged.

  • Walter, who then held the office of Steward, was knighted on the field of Bannockburn.

    Royal Edinburgh Margaret Oliphant
  • Such was probably the equipment of the leading knights at Bannockburn.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • It reached to near Bannockburn, a little south of which is Torwoodhead Castle.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Such, too, was the spirit of the same race on the field of Bannockburn.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • At Bannockburn the sons of the forest distinguished themselves.

  • Think what it will mean to stand on the field of Bannockburn!

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for Bannockburn

Bannockburn

/ˈbænəkˌbɜːn/
noun
1.
a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop: 7396 (2001)
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