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1776 | Glossary


artillery: (n) heavy machinery used for launching missiles or the branch of the army that uses these weapons

brigadier: (n) a rank of officer in the British army above colonel and below general

cavalry: (n) part of the army riding on horseback

conciliation: (n) the action of mediating between two disputing groups

enlistment: (n) the action of enrolling in the armed services

feint: (v) make a deceptive or distracting movement

flank: (n) the right or left side of an army

fleet: (n) a group of ships or entire navy

fortifications: (n) a defensive wall built to strengthen a place against attacks

infantry: (n) soldiers fighting or marching on foot

siege: (n) a military operation designed to force a surrender. In a siege, enemy forces surround a town or building and cut off supplies.

lieutenant: (n) a deputy officer of higher rank

pardon: (v) the act of forgiving an offense a release from legal consequences

rearguard: (n) troops who stay behind to cover a retreat

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