Bannockburn



a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the independence of Scotland.
Contemporary Examples

It appears that the wars that started on the fields of Bannockburn and Stirling have come to America.
‘Many of the Militiamen Here are Ethnic Scots-Irish Tribesmen’ David Frum April 24, 2013

Historical Examples

The rhyme which the Scottish maidens sang about Bannockburn is lost.
The Balladists John Geddie

Such was probably the equipment of the leading knights at Bannockburn.
The Bruce John Barbour

It was a short and unfortunate dynasty which the Baliols founded, brought to an end by the battle of Bannockburn.
The Rivers of Great Britain: Rivers of the East Coast Various

Such, too, was the spirit of the same race on the field of Bannockburn.
King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison

One of the results of Bannockburn was to bring many of these waverers over to the national side.
The Bruce John Barbour

At Bannockburn the sons of the forest distinguished themselves.
Highways and Byways in The Border Andrew Lang

Walter, who then held the office of Steward, was knighted on the field of Bannockburn.
Royal Edinburgh Margaret Oliphant

The latter point with pride to Bannockburn as well as to Waterloo.
Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) William Henry Atherton

He must mean south of Bannockburn, taking the point of view of his father, at that hour captive in Bruce’s camp.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 Various

noun
a village in central Scotland, south of Stirling: nearby is the site of a victory (1314) of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over the English. Pop: 7396 (2001)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Banns

    notice of an intended marriage, given three times in the parish church of each of the betrothed. any public announcement of a proposed marriage, either verbal or written and made in a church or by church officials. Contemporary Examples A source close to Zuckerberg has said the timing of the banns was purely coincidental, since […]

  • Banoffee

    noun a filling for a pie, consisting of toffee and banana



  • Banoffi pie

    noun a dessert of pastry filled with bananas and toffee, topped with whipped cream and often sprinkled with powdered coffee Word Origin ban(ana) + -offi (alteration of (c)offee) created by Nigel Mackenzie, owner of the Hungry Monk restaurant in Sussex UK, in 1972 Usage Note cooking

  • Banon

    a small, round goat cheese from Provence, France, that is dipped in brandy before being wrapped in chestnut leaves. Contemporary Examples Diallo lawyers have manifestly followed the banon and Carlton affairs to bolster their civil suit. New DSK Book Tells of His Side of Diallo Affair, Prostitution Ring Tracy McNicoll December 1, 2011 It went […]



Disclaimer: Bannockburn definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.