agincourt agincourt  /ˈæ dʒən ˌkɔrt/


  • (n) a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415


  • Companies change, not business fundamentals

    The battle of Agincourt was fought in northern France nearly 600 years ago, but is still studied by military historians and a few of the more discerning business schools.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Everett Herald


  1. "It's an insult but it wasn't meant to be vulgar," Cavendish said. "The two-fingered salute comes from Agincourt, when they caught the archers and cut their two fingers off. It was intended to say: you can attack me, but I've still got my...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Mark Cavendish Source: The Guardian

  2. "This is Agincourt. This is the big showdown," says Colbert, pumped up in his midtown office. "This is where it's going to be decided, and I just decided I had to be in the middle of it. My character doesn't like anything to not be about...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Stephen Colbert Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

  3. late 2002 in Foreign Policy, John Lewis Gaddis, professor of military and naval history at Yale, stated that the goal of the impending war on Iraq was one of inflicting an "Agincourt on the banks of the Euphrates."
    on May 31, 2006 By: John Lewis Gaddis Source: Monthly Review

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