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West Point,U.S. military post, since 1802 seat of the United States Military AcademyUnited States Military Academy,
at West Point, N.Y.; for training young men and women to be officers in the U.S. army; founded and opened in 1802. The original act provided that the Corps of Engineers stationed at West Point should constitute a military academy, but the growing
..... Click the link for more information. . On the high west bank of the Hudson River N of New York City, West Point was the site of Revolutionary forts guarding the Hudson. Constitution Island, in the river, is also in the reservation. The plan of Benedict ArnoldArnold, Benedict,
1741–1801, American Revolutionary general and traitor, b. Norwich, Conn. As a youth he served for a time in the colonial militia in the French and Indian Wars. He later became a prosperous merchant.
..... Click the link for more information. to surrender (1780) West Point to the British was discovered with the capture of Major John André.
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west point[′west ′pȯint]
That point on the celestial sphere that is due west of observer; at this point the celestial equator crosses the horizon.
U.S. Military Academy focusing on discipline as part of training. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 729]