[ aw-ris-kuh-nee, oh-ris- ]

  1. a village in central New York, near Utica: battle 1777.

Other words from Oriskany

  • 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

  • The thin sandstones of the Oriskany mark an epoch when waves worked over the deposits of former coastal plains.

    The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
  • The obstinate resistance at Oriskany had discouraged the Tories and angered the Indians.