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El Al·a·mein(ĕl ăl′ə-mān′, ä′lə-) also Al Al·a·mayn (ăl ăl′ə-mān′, ä′lə-)
A town of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea. In a decisive battle of World War II the British forces under Bernard Montgomery defeated Erwin Rommel's German troops here in November 1942.
El Alamein(ɛl ˈæləˌmeɪn) or
(Placename) a village on the N coast of Egypt, about 112 km (70 miles) west of Alexandria: scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Axis forces (1942)
El A•la•mein(ɛl ˌɑ lɑˈmeɪn, -ˌɑ lə-)
a town on the N coast of Egypt, ab. 70 mi. (113 km) W of Alexandria: decisive British victory in World War II, 1942. Also called Alamein.
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|Noun||1.||El Alamein - a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt; the scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Germans in 1942|
|2.||El Alamein - a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel|
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