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English noun: Dunkerque

1. Dunkerque (location) a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II


SynonymsDunkirk


Instance hypernymport, town

2. Dunkerque (act) an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire


SynonymsDunkirk


Instance hypernymamphibious operation, evacuation


Part meronymSecond World War, World War 2, World War II


Domain regionFrance, French Republic









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