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Sherman

[ shur-muh n ]
/ ˈʃɜr mən /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sherman

Sherman

/ (ˈʃɜːmən) /

noun

William Tecumseh (tɪˈkʌmsə). 1820–91, American Union commander during the Civil War. He led the victorious march through Georgia (1864), becoming commander of the army in 1869
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Word Origin and History for sherman

Sherman


type of U.S. medium tank used in World War II, 1942, named for U.S. Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman (1820-1891). The surname is from Old English scearra "shears" + mann "man;" hence "shearer of woolen garments."

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