Definition of the United States Military Academy from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the United States Military Academy

 
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the military school that trains officers for the US Army. It is at West Point, New York, and was established by Congress in 1802. It has about 4 000 students, who are called cadets. Famous US generals who were trained there include Robert E Lee, Ulysses S Grant, John Pershing, Dwight D Eisenhower, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur and Norman Schwarzkopf.