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[prins-tuh n] /ˈprɪns tən/
a borough in central New Jersey: battle 1777.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, one of the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range, in the S Rocky Mountains. 14,197 feet (4327 meters). Unabridged
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  • And to think that I quite forgot, in narrating my Princeton experiences, to tell of something very much like this incident.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Paid for breakfast ticket 50 cents, also to Princeton 150 cents.

  • Reënforced by the garrison at Princeton, the odds would be as two to one.

    The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 Samuel Adams Drake
  • Believe me, it will all come right when the cook has finished his Princeton; of that I am sure.

    Maw's Vacation Emerson Hough
  • After we had been about two hours at Princeton, word was brought that the enemy was advancing from Trenton.

British Dictionary definitions for Princeton


a town in central New Jersey: settled by Quakers in 1696; an important educational centre, seat of Princeton University (founded at Elizabeth in 1747 and moved here in 1756); scene of the battle (1777) during the War of American Independence in which Washington's troops defeated the British on the university campus. Pop: 13 577 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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