[ doo-keyn, dyoo-; for 1 also French dy-ken ]
/ duˈkeɪn, dyu-; for 1 also French düˈkɛn /
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A·bra·ham [a-bra-am], /a braˈam/, 1610–88, French naval commander.
a city in SW Pennsylvania, on the Monongahela River.
Fort. Fort Duquesne.
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Words nearby Duquesne
dupondius, DuPont, duppy, du Pré, Duque de Caxias, Duquesne, Du Quoin, dur, dura, durability, durable
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How to use Duquesne in a sentence
Admiral Duquesne, then aged eighty, was strongly urged by the king to change his religion.
No one believed that Fort Duquesne, far away in the forests beyond the mountains, could hold out against this formidable array.
The most westerly fort in Virginia was fifty miles further west than Fort Duquesne.
For before Fort Duquesne was reached it was decided not to attempt to continue the campaign further.
The remainder at Fort Duquesne were glad now to hurry away into their winter quarters in their distant homelands.