1. [ noun ] a final crushing defeat

"he met his Waterloo"

Related terms: defeat
2. [ noun ] (military) the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Napoleon met his final defeat; Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
Synonyms: battle_of_Waterloo
Related terms: pitched_battle Belgium Napoleonic_Wars
Similar spelling:   waterlogged