[ban-uh k-burn, ban-uh k-burn]


a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the independence of Scotland. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The rhyme which the Scottish maidens sang about Bannockburn is lost.

    The Balladists

    John Geddie

  • The second is in the valley of the Teith (Stirling, Bannockburn, etc.).

  • Berwick was regained, and Bannockburn, it seemed, was avenged.

  • Walter, who then held the office of Steward, was knighted on the field of Bannockburn.

    Royal Edinburgh

    Margaret Oliphant

  • Such was probably the equipment of the leading knights at Bannockburn.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for bannockburn



a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop: 7396 (2001)
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