West Point


noun

a military reservation in SE New York, on the Hudson: U.S. Military Academy.

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British Dictionary definitions for West Point

West Point

noun

the US Army installation in New York State that houses the US Military Academy
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Cultural definitions for West Point

West Point

A village in New York.

notes for West Point

Location of the United States Military Academy, which is often referred to as West Point.

notes for West Point

Benedict Arnold was given command of the fort at West Point during the Revolutionary War. Arnold arranged to betray the fort, which controlled the Hudson River, in exchange for a British commission and a sum of money.
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