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West Point

a military reservation in SE New York, on the Hudson: U.S. Military Academy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They tell me you are kicking up a fine old fuss in West Point during my absence.

    On Guard Upton Sinclair
  • He thought a salary of $600 or $900 for the West Point graduates enough.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • He was a graduate of West Point, and seems a remarkably zealous officer, besides being very modest and unassuming in his manners.

    Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  • He is a judge now, and I think he had a brother at West Point.

    Killykinick Mary T. Waggaman
  • Mean dip of the south end of the needle, observed upon the West Point of Sweers' Island, 44 27'.

British Dictionary definitions for West Point

West Point

the US Army installation in New York State that houses the US Military Academy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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West Point in Culture

West Point definition

A village in New York.

Note: Location of the United States Military Academy, which is often referred to as West Point.
Note: Benedict Arnold was given command of the fort at West Point during the Revolutionary War. Arnold arranged to betray the fort, which controlled the Hudson River, in exchange for a British commission and a sum of money.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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