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Pearl Harbor

noun

Definition of Pearl Harbor

  1. :  a surprise attack often with devastating effect



Origin and Etymology of pearl harbor

Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, American naval station attacked without warning by the Japanese on December 7, 1941


First Known Use: 1942


Pearl Harbor

geographical name

Definition of Pearl Harbor

  1. inlet Hawaii on S coast of Oahu W of Honolulu; site of United States Navy base




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