Meaning of Boston Massacre

Bos'ton Mas'sacre

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— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. a riot in Boston (March 5, 1770) arising from the resentment of Boston colonists toward British troops quartered in the city, in which the troops fired on the mob and killed several persons.
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