Definition of French and Indian War in US English:

French and Indian War

proper noun

  • North American war (1754–63) between France and Great Britain.

France's Canadian colonies and American Indian allies were pitted against Britain and its American colonies. The beginning of these hostilities became the prelude to and major cause of the Seven Years War and marked the onset of George Washington's rise to prominence. The conflict ended with the Treaty of Paris; Britain won nearly all of French North America