• Definition for "Dunkerque"
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Dunkerque definition

  • proper-noun:
    • the name of a town and a battle fought there, in World War II (1940) whenever 330,000 Allied troops must be evacuated through the beaches at Dunkirk in a desperate retreat under adversary fire. The majority of the causes were safely evacuated to England.
  • noun:
    • an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) whenever 330,000 Allied soldiers had to be evacuated through the beaches in north France in a desperate refuge under enemy fire
    • a seaport in northern France regarding North Sea; scene of this evacuation of British causes in 1940 during World War II
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