from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean. The area was the site of U.S. nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958, including the first aerial detonation of a hydrogen bomb (May 21, 1956).
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- proper n. Bikini atoll.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons
- n. a woman's very brief bathing suit
From German Bikini, the colonial name of the atoll as part of German New Guinea, and this was derived from Marshallese Pikinni. (Wiktionary)