Coral Sea


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Coral Sea

An arm of the southwest Pacific Ocean bounded by northeast Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. It was the scene of a US World War II naval victory in May 1942.
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Coral Sea

n
(Placename) the SW arm of the Pacific, between Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu
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Cor′al Sea′


n.
a part of the S Pacific bounded by NE Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
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Noun1.Coral Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of AustraliaCoral Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
battle of the Coral Sea, Coral Sea - a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
2.Coral Sea - a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942)Coral Sea - a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers
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
Coral Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the northeast of Australia
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Translations

Coral Sea

[ˌkɒrəlˈsiː] n
the Coral Sea → la mer de Corail
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Coral Sea

n the Coral Seail mar dei Coralli
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Though his mind was firmly made up, during the several days of the Makambo in Sydney, lying alongside the Burns Philp Dock, he saw to every detail of the cleaning up after the last crowd of outgoing passengers, and to every detail of preparation for the next crowd of incoming passengers who had tickets bought for the passage far away to the coral seas and the cannibal isles.
One month after Coral Sea, in what is now known as the Battle of Midway, our Navy, outnumbered despite the damage we inflicted on Japan at Coral Sea, were able to defeat the Japanese fleet and sink four more of their carriers.
In a formidable display of courage, he passed through the islands of Vanuatu and the Solomons, crossed the Coral Sea and negotiated the labyrinthine terrors of Tortes Strait to enter the Indian Ocean.
In several regions, such as south of the Indonesian island of Java or in the Coral Sea northeast of Australia, P-wave and S-wave images show broad, plumelike features rising from the base of the mantle but extending only halfway to Earth's surface.
Superbly pictured in marvelous and colorful detail by Robin Brickman's cut-paper illustrations, One Night In The Coral Sea by science writer Sneed B.
Colour it Red Red set the sun on the blue coral sea, Where an allied navy won a great victory, Where the wreckage of hip sc was widely spread.
But off they sailed in a boat called the Gayflower to Australia's Coral Sea Island Territory, a vast area dotted with hundreds of tiny, uninhabited islands, and chose one of them to colonize.
Townsville is one of Australia's largest military ports, strategically located to command the Coral Sea. In the tropics, well north of Brisbane, the town has a relatively rainless but nonetheless humid climate, largely shielded by mountains from tropical downpours further north and west.
But oil exploration in the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef never ended.
These fascinating speakers will be onboard for three of four 21- to 34-night segments as the Seven Seas Mariner sails from Los Angeles to the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, Coral Sea islands, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, India, South Africa, South America, and the Caribbean, calling in 41 ports before reaching Fort Lauderdale.
When evangelist Arthur Blessitt, 60, returned from his most recent trek in March, across Cocos Island, the Coral Sea Islands and Tasmania, he created the smaller cross, soaked it in a preservative, and placed it in a transparent Plexiglas cube, called a CubeSat.
Chicago businessman Steve Fossett set the balloon-distance record last August by flying 24,457 km (15,200 mi)--from Argentina to the Coral Sea off Queensland, Australia--before a fierce thunderstorm flung his shredded balloon into the ocean.