the Boston Tea Party - definition and synonyms

 

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/ˌbɒst(ə)n ˈtiː ˌpɑː(r)ti/
  1. a protest held in the US city of Boston in 1773. Americans threw boxes of tea from British ships into the sea to show the British government that they did not want to pay tax on the tea. The protest was one of the events that led to the American War of Independence.