Argonne Forest

[ahr-gon, ahr-gon; French ar-gawn]


a wooded region in NE France: battles, World War I, 1918; World War II, 1944.

Also called Ar·gonne [ar-gawn] /arˈgɔn/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of argonne

  • The task set for Pershing's men was in theory almost as difficult as clearing the Argonne Forest.

  • He was observing the action of our troops in the Argonne and came on a young lieutenant with a platoon of infantry.

    Average Americans

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • His ability to think clearly and quickly, under conditions that tried both heart and brain, was shown in the fight in the Argonne.

  • There was a perfect web of them, reaching all the way from Alsace and the Forest of Argonne to the sea.

    The Hosts of the Air

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Once, during the first Argonne battle, the higher command called upon Erickson.

    Average Americans

    Theodore Roosevelt

British Dictionary definitions for argonne



the Argonne a wooded region of NE France: scene of major battles in both World Wars
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