Definition of Old North Church in US English:

Old North Church

proper noun

  • An Episcopal church, still active, built in 1723 in the Georgian style in Boston's North End. On April 18, 1775, Robert Newman, the sexton of the church, hung two lanterns from the church steeple, warning Paul Revere that British regulars were moving up the Charles River toward Cambridge to begin their march on Lexington. Revere then rode from Charlestown to Lexington to alert the militia that the British were coming.