Poltava definition by Webster's New World
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city in EC Ukraine: scene of a battle (1709) in which the Russians under Peter the Great defeated Sweden: pop. 320,000
Poltava definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of central Ukraine west-southwest of Kharkiv. Probably settled by Slavic peoples in the 8th or 9th century, it was a Cossack stronghold in the 17th century. Population: 310,000.