Gulf War

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Gulf War

n.
A war that began in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and ended in 1991 when a coalition of countries led by the United States expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait and destroyed much of Iraq's military capability. Also called Persian Gulf War.
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Gulf War

n
1. (Historical Terms) the war (1991) between US-led UN forces and Iraq, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
2. (Historical Terms) See Iran-Iraq War
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Gulf′ War′


n.
a conflict (Jan.–Feb. 1991) between Iraq and the United States and its allies to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
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Noun1.Gulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invadersGulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
2.Gulf War - a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
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