Midway Islands


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Midway Islands

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(Placename) an atoll in the central Pacific, about 2100 km (1300 miles) northwest of Honolulu: annexed by the US in 1867: scene of a decisive battle (June, 1942), in which the US combined fleets destroyed Japan's carrier fleet. Pop: 40 (2013 est). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)
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Noun1.Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of HonoluluMidway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
Battle of Midway, Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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