Bastogne



a town in SE Belgium: in World War II U.S. forces besieged here during German counteroffensive in 1944.
Historical Examples

“Forward—single file,” commanded Shaw, and the band resumed its interrupted march towards the Bastogne railway.
Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill

You must get ready for a forced march of a dozen miles across the railway between Reçogne and Bastogne.
Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill

noun
a town in SE Belgium: of strategic importance to Allied defences during the Battle of the Bulge; besieged by the Germans during the winter of 1944–45. Pop: 14 070 (2004 est)

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