a military reservation in N Kentucky, SSW of Louisville: location of U.S. federal gold depository since 1936.
These Everyday Words Were Popularized By American PresidentsA lunatic fringe is a small group of fanatical followers of a political or social movement. Theodore Roosevelt used the term in 1913.
Definition for fort knox (2 of 2)
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(William) Frank(lin),1874–1944, U.S. publisher and government official.
Henry,1750–1806, American Revolutionary general: 1st U.S. secretary of war 1785–94.
John,c1510–72, Scottish religious reformer and historian.
Phi·lan·der Chase [fi-lan-der] /fɪˈlæn dər/, 1853–1921, U.S. lawyer and politician: secretary of state 1909–13.
Fort. Fort Knox.
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British Dictionary definitions for fort knox (1 of 2)
/ (nɒks) /
a military reservation in N Kentucky: site of the US Gold Bullion Depository. Pop: 12 377 (2000)
British Dictionary definitions for fort knox (2 of 2)
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John. ?1514–72, Scottish theologian and historian. After exile in England and on the Continent (1547–59), he returned to Scotland in 1559 and established the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). His chief historical work was the History of the Reformation in Scotland (1586)
Ronald (Arbuthnott). 1888–1957, British priest and author. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is noted for his translation of the Vulgate (1945–49)
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