Definition of Prestonpans, Battle of in English:

Prestonpans, Battle of

proper noun

  • A battle in 1745 near the town of Prestonpans just east of Edinburgh, Scotland, the first major engagement of the Jacobite uprising of 1745–46. The Jacobites routed the Hanoverians, leaving the way clear for Charles Edward Stuart's subsequent invasion of England.

Pronunciation:

Prestonpans, Battle of

/ˌprestənˈpanz/