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Fort Duquesne

a French fort that stood on the site of Pittsburgh, Pa.: captured in 1758 by the British in the French and Indian War.


[doo-keyn, dyoo-; for 1 also French dy-ken] /duˈkeɪn, dyu-; for 1 also French düˈkɛn/
[a-bra-am] /a braˈam/ (Show IPA),
1610–88, French naval commander.
a city in SW Pennsylvania, on the Monongahela River.
Fort. Fort Duquesne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was now within eight miles of Fort Duquesne—the modern Pittsburg.

  • He managed to pacify them, but they insisted that he should go with them to Fort Duquesne.

  • To their success was added that of Forbes, sent against Fort Duquesne.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • They had expected to have a hard fight for the capture of Fort Duquesne.

  • They were eager to help in any attack on their "cruel neighbors of Fort Duquesne."

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • I had an idea we were to march straight on to Fort Duquesne.

    Marching on Niagara Edward Stratemeyer
  • The fall of Fort Duquesne brought to a close the campaigns of 1758.

    Marching on Niagara Edward Stratemeyer
  • Has not Fort Duquesne been abandoned before the advancing foe?

    French and English Evelyn Everett-Green
  • After the capture of Fort Duquesne had freed Virginia from danger he resigned his commission, married and made a home.

    George Washington: Farmer

    Paul Leland Haworth
  • This cut the French line of communication with the west and made Fort Duquesne untenable.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker

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