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[French zhuh-map]
  1. a town in SW Belgium, near Mons: French victory over Austrians 1792.
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Historical Examples of jemappes

  • He was present in the battles of Jemappes, of Nerwinde, and of Pellenberg.

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete

    Lewis Goldsmith

  • Far more truly may we say so of Jemappes and its immediate results.

  • The blowing up of the Jemappes bridge gave a lot of trouble.

    The First Seven Divisions

    Ernest W. Hamilton

  • Yet we shall throw them back again, as we did at Wattignes and at Jemappes.

    Robert Tournay

    William Sage

  • Chuquet, "Jemappes," 196–7, shows that the urgent needs of the army in Belgium were the raison d'être of the decree.

British Dictionary definitions for jemappes


  1. a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province west of Mons: scene of a battle (1792) during the French Revolutionary Wars, in which the French defeated the Austrians
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