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[suhm-ter, suhmp-]
  1. a city in central South Carolina.
  2. Fort Sumter.
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Historical Examples of sumter

  • On the 12th July, General Sumter commenced his brilliant career.

    A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion

    William Dobein James

  • Half his fortune had been lost by those opening guns at Sumter.

    The Bondwoman

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • The rebel Greene has found a messenger to carry his despatch to Sumter.

  • This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • The day Sumter was fired on, he went to the President to offer his help and counsel.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas

    William Garrott Brown

British Dictionary definitions for sumter


  1. See Fort Sumter
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