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Pearl Harbor
USS Shaw exploding in the attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor

 (pûrl)
An inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southern coast of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. It became the site of a naval base after the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898. On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the base, and the United States entered World War II the following day.
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Pearl Harbor

n
(Placename) an almost landlocked inlet of the Pacific on the S coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii: site of a US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941, resulting in the US entry into World War II
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Pearl′ Har′bor


n.
a harbor near Honolulu, on S Oahu, in Hawaii: surprise attack by Japan on U.S. naval base Dec. 7, 1941.
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Noun1.Pearl Harbor - a harbor on Oahu to the west of HonoluluPearl Harbor - a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
Oahu, Oahu Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
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