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Pearl Harbor

noun

Definition of Pearl Harbor

  1. :  a surprise attack often with devastating effect



Origin 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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