- a hill in Charlestown, Mass.: the first major battle of the American Revolution, known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, was fought on adjoining Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.
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Does the Bunker-Hill Monument bend in the blast like a blade of grass?
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Bunker-hill monument was then being built, and built of Quincy granite.'Puffing Billy' and the Prize 'Rocket'
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- the first battle of the American Revolution, actually fought on Breed's Hill, next to Bunker Hill, near Boston, on June 17, 1775. Though defeated, the colonists proved that they could stand against British regular soldiers
Word Origin and History for bunker hill
battle site in Massachusetts, U.S., was land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker, who came from the vicinity of Bedford, England. The name dates from 1229, as Bonquer and is from Old French bon quer "good heart."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper