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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

noun

Definition of PEARL HARBOR

:  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

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

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