Harpers Ferry

or Harper's Ferry

[ hahr-perz ]
/ ˈhɑr pərz /

noun

a town in NE West Virginia at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers: site of John Brown's raid 1859.

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British Dictionary definitions for Harpers Ferry

Harper's Ferry
/ (ˈhɑːpəz) /

noun

a village in NE West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers: site of an arsenal seized by John Brown (1859). Pop: 302 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry

The place now in West Virginia where the militant abolitionist John Brown was captured in 1859, after he seized a federal arsenal there.

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