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Pearl Harbor

Definition

Pearl Harbor rate
(Noun) (1) The devastating 12/7/41 Japanese surprise air attack on the United States Naval Installation at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands; since the two nations were then in an undoubted if uneasy peace, this action made WWII truly worldwide.
(2) Any devastating surprise attack.
(3) The Naval installation itself.
Usage: (First definition): The American 1945 A-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were payback for Pearl Harbor as well as a plan to end the war.


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