Bunker Hill, Battle of

сражение у Банкер-Хилла, первое крупное сражение Войны за независимость в июне 1775 вблизи Бостона. Англичане выбили американцев из их укрепления на Бридс-Хилл [Breed’s Hill], и те отошли к холму Банкер-Хилл [Bunker Hill] после того, как у них кончился порох, но до отхода американцы сумели нанести большие потери английским войскам. Сражение у Банкер-Хилла воодушевило колонистов, оно показало, что при необходимом снабжении американские войска могут наносить тяжёлые потери англичанам. Существует легенда, что американский офицер Уильям Прескотт [*Prescott, William] дал команду: «Не стрелять, пока не увидите белки их глаз!» [‘Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes’]

США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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  • Bunker Hill, Battle of — Important colonial victory early in the American Revolution. Two months after the battles of Lexington and Concord, more than 15,000 colonial troops assembled near Boston to prevent the British army from occupying several hills around the city.… …   Universalium

  • Bunker Hill — battle site in Massachusetts, U.S., was land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker, who came from the vicinity of Bedford, England. The name dates from 1229, as Bonquer and is from O.Fr. bon quer good heart …   Etymology dictionary

  • Battle of Bunker Hill — For a list of numerous places and things that are named after this battle, see Bunker Hill (disambiguation). Battle of Bunker Hill Part of the American Revolutionary War …   Wikipedia

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  • Bunker Hill — Bunker Hill, the Battle of the first main battle of the American Revolutionary War, in Boston, Massachusetts in 1775. Although the British army won the battle, the American ↑colonists killed and wounded more than 1000 British soldiers, and proved …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bunker Hill — [buŋ′kər] [prob. after G. Bunker, early resident of Charlestown] hill in Boston, Mass.: in a battle (1775) of the American Revolution, colonial forces besieging Boston were dislodged by British troops, but the victory failed to break the siege …   English World dictionary

  • Bunker Hill Monument — Infobox nrhp | name =Bunker Hill Monument nrhp type = nhl caption = Bunker Hill Monument, 2001. Charlestown, Massachusetts location= Boston, Massachusetts lat degrees = 42 lat minutes = 22 lat seconds = 34.9 lat direction = N long degrees = 71… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunker Hill Bunny — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Bunker Hill Bunny series = Merrie Melodies (Bugs Bunny) caption = The title card of Bunker Hill Bunny . director = I. Freleng story artist = Tedd Pierce animator = Gerry Chiniquy Ken Champin Virgil Ross… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunker Hill Community College — Infobox University name = Bunker Hill Community College motto = established = 1973 type = Community endowment = president = Mary L. Fifield, Ph.D. students = 8,500+ postgrad = staff = city = Charlestown state = Mass. country = USA campus = Urban… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunker Hill — Bun′ker Hill′ n. amh. geg gov a hill in Charlestown, Mass.: the first major battle of the American Revolution, known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, was fought on adjoining Breed s Hill on June 17, 1775 …   From formal English to slang

  • battle of Bunker Hill — noun the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed s Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces • Syn: ↑Bunker Hill • Regions: ↑Boston, ↑Hub of the Universe, ↑Bean Town, ↑Beantown, ↑capital of …   Useful english dictionary

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