Definition of Plains of Abraham in English:

Plains of Abraham

Pronunciation /plānz əv/ /pleɪnz əv/ /ə ˈābrəˌham/ /ə ˈeɪbrəˌhæm/

proper noun

  • A plateau beside the city of Quebec, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It was the scene in 1759 of a battle in which the British army under General Wolfe, having scaled the heights above the city under cover of darkness, surprised and defeated the French. The battle led to British control over Canada.