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Little John

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noun
  1. a large, powerful yeoman who was a member of Robin Hood's band.
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Little John

noun
  1. one of Robin Hood's companions, noted for his great size and strength
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Little John

In English legend, one of the Merry Men who followed Robin Hood (see also Robin Hood). He was large and burly. At his first meeting with Robin Hood, he beat Robin in a fight with cudgels.

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