Cornwallis[kôrn wôl′is, -wäl′-]
Cornwallis definition by Webster's New World
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Cornwallis, Charles 1st Marquis Cornwallis 1738-1805; Eng. general & statesman: commanded Brit. forces during American Revolution
Cornwallis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Charles. First Marquis and Second Earl Cornwallis. 1738-1805.
British military and political leader who commanded forces in North Carolina during the American Revolution. His surrender at Yorktown in 1781 marked the final British defeat.