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 (bə-tăn′, -tän′)
A peninsula of western Luzon, Philippines, between Manila Bay and the South China Sea. After an extended siege, US and Philippine World War II troops on Bataan surrendered to the Japanese in April 1942. US forces recaptured it in February 1945.


(bəˈtæn; -ˈtɑːn)
(Placename) a peninsula in the Philippines, in W Luzon: scene of the surrender of US and Philippine forces to the Japanese during World War II, later retaken by American forces


or Ba•taán

(bəˈtæn, -ˈtɑn; locally ˌbɑ tɑˈɑn)

a peninsula on W Luzon, in the Philippines: U.S. troops surrendered to Japanese April 9, 1942.
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Noun1.Bataan - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War IIBataan - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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