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 Custer’s Last Stand pronunciation in British English /ˌkʌstə(r)z lɑːst ˈstænd/
  1. a famous battle fought in the 19th century by a US army general named George Armstrong Custer against a Native American people called the Sioux. Custer and all his men were killed.

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