Kwajalein

Definitions of Kwajalein
  1. noun
    an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
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    atoll
    an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon
  2. noun
    an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
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    amphibious assault
    an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships
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