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[chat-uh-noo-guh] /ˌtʃæt əˈnu gə/
a city in SE Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: Civil War battle 1863.
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Chattanoogan, Chattanoogian
[chat-uh-noo-jee-uh n] /ˌtʃæt əˈnu dʒi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The order was dated at Lafayette, a town about midway between where the detachment was now stationed and Chattanooga.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • I dare to call you a coward unless you take us over to Chattanooga!

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • It was fought as a result of Rosecrans attempt to maneuver Bragg out of Chattanooga.

    The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • We shall probably be in Chattanooga before any one has a chance to chase us.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • It was dark, and the rain poured in torrents, when Grant reached Chattanooga.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • Maroney took the train for Chattanooga, still paying no fare.

British Dictionary definitions for Chattanooga


a city in SE Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: scene of two battles during the Civil War, in which the North defeated the Confederates, cleared Tennessee, and opened the way to Georgia (1863). Pop: 154 887 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Chattanooga

city in Tennessee, of uncertain origin, said to be either Cherokee or Muskogee; cf. Muskogee cvto "rock" (in Chattahoochee, etc.); the entire name is said to mean "rock rising to a point," which might describe nearby Lookout Mountain.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Chattanooga in Culture

Chattanooga definition

City in eastern Tennessee.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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