a village in central New York, near Utica: battle 1777.
- Or·is·ka·ni·an [awr-is-key-nee-uhn, or-], /ˌɔr ɪsˈkeɪ ni ən, ˌɒr-/, adjective, noun
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How to use Oriskany in a sentence
It was while he was flying airplanes off the Oriskany that he was shot down over Hanoi.
But he decided to ask for a transfer to the USS Oriskany, a request his superiors granted.
Gouverneur Morris recites a similar incident at the battle of Oriskany, in 1777.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Tell him that within five minutes after giving the signal we will make a sortie from the main gate in the direction of Oriskany.The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley | James Otis
They had been decoyed into their present situation, and had been moody and uneasy since the battle of Oriskany.The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley | James Otis