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Dictionary entry overview: What does Boston Tea Party mean?
• BOSTON TEA PARTY (noun)
The noun BOSTON TEA PARTY has 1 sense:
1. demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
Familiarity information: BOSTON TEA PARTY used as a noun is very rare.
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Demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
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history (the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings)
America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)
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