Definitions for yorktownˈyɔrkˌtaʊn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a village in SE Virginia: surrender in 1781 of Cornwallis to Washington in the American Revolution.
Category: Geography (places)
a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
Yorktown, siege of Yorktown(noun)
in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
a town in southeastern Virginia, USA
the site of the final battle of the Revolutionary War.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a small town in Virginia, U.S., on the York River, where Lord Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in 1781.