Definition of the Alamo from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Alamo

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the fort (now in San Antonio, Texas) where an army of about 4 000 Mexican soldiers killed all 187 Texans defending it in 1836. Davy Crockett and James Bowie died there. ‘Remember the Alamo!’ became a famous cry for Texas independence from Mexico. John Wayne directed and acted in a film about the battle, The Alamo (1960).