hill in Boston, Mass.: in a battle (1775) of the American Revolution, chiefly at nearby Breed's Hill, colonial forces besieging Boston were dislodged by British troops, but the victory failed to break the siege
Origin of Bunker Hillprobably after G. Bunker, early resident of Charlestown
A low elevation, about 33 m (107 ft) high, in Charlestown, a section of Boston, Massachusetts. The first major Revolutionary War battle was named for this hill, though the actual fighting took place on nearby Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.