[ ba-stohn; French ba-stawn-yuh ]
/ bæˈstoʊn; French baˈstɔn yə /


a town in SE Belgium: in World War II U.S. forces besieged here during German counteroffensive in 1944. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for bastogne

  • You must get ready for a forced march of a dozen miles across the railway between Reçogne and Bastogne.

  • "Forward—single file," commanded Shaw, and the band resumed its interrupted march towards the Bastogne railway.

British Dictionary definitions for bastogne

/ (bæˈstəʊn, French bastɔɲ) /


a town in SE Belgium: of strategic importance to Allied defences during the Battle of the Bulge; besieged by the Germans during the winter of 1944–45. Pop: 14 070 (2004 est)
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