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Chattanooga

[chat-uh-noo-guh]
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noun
  1. a city in SE Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: Civil War battle 1863.
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Related formsChat·ta·noo·gan, Chat·ta·noo·gi·an [chat-uh-noo-jee-uh n] /ˌtʃæt əˈnu dʒi ən/, adjective, noun
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Chattanooga

noun
  1. a city in SE Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: scene of two battles during the Civil War, in which the North defeated the Confederates, cleared Tennessee, and opened the way to Georgia (1863). Pop: 154 887 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for chattanooga

Chattanooga

city in Tennessee, of uncertain origin, said to be either Cherokee or Muskogee; cf. Muskogee cvto "rock" (in Chattahoochee, etc.); the entire name is said to mean "rock rising to a point," which might describe nearby Lookout Mountain.

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chattanooga in Culture

Chattanooga

City in eastern Tennessee.

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