a mountain pass in E Mexico between Veracruz and Jalapa: defeat of Mexican troops by U.S. troops 1847.
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How to use Cerro Gordo in a sentence
Santa Anna, with the flower of his army, awaited him in the strong position of Cerro Gordo, fifty miles northwest.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
In less time than you have taken in reading this account of it the battle of Cerro Gordo was lost and won.The Rifle Rangers | Captain Mayne Reid
The storming of the Cerro Gordo was one of the most brilliant things on record.
Either of these routes, pursued by Worths column, would have effectually turned the position of the Cerro Gordo.
The brilliant conflict of Cerro Gordo came upon the Mexicans like a thunderbolt, and is the most decisive blow of the war.
British Dictionary definitions for Cerro Gordo
a mountain pass in E Mexico, between Veracruz and Jalapa: site of a battle in the Mexican War (1847) in which American forces under General Scott decisively defeated the Mexicans
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