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Appomattox: Meaning and Definition of

Ap•po•mat•tox

Pronunciation: (ap"u-mat'uks), [key]
? n.
  1. a town in central Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.
  2. a river flowing E from E central Virginia to the James River. 137 mi. (220 km) long.
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