from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An unincorporated community of northeast New York between Lake George and Lake Champlain. Fort Carillon, built by the French in 1755, was taken in 1759 by the British, who renamed it Fort Ticonderoga. American Revolutionary troops captured the fort in May 1775, but it was later abandoned without a struggle to British forces in July 1777 during the Saratoga Campaign.

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  • noun a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775


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