American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An atoll in the Marshall Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II.
- n. Kwajalein atoll.
- n. Kwajalein island, Kwajalein atoll.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A battle of World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese airbase.
- n. an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
- n. an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
- From German Kwajalein, from Marshallese Kuwajleen. (Wiktionary)
“Lets help the 45th vibration harden the Range destruct transponder electronics and prove that it will work under launch conditions out of Vanderberg or Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll.”
“January, she sailed for her third amphibious operation, Kwajalein, participating in the assault there on the 31st, and returning casualties and POWs to Pearl Harbor in February.”
“The Air Force, which initially cleared SpaceX to launch a much smaller version of its Falcon rocket from Florida, ended up forcing Mr. Musk's team to launch from Kwajalein, an isolated Pacific atoll.”
“Japan, Guam, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Kwajalein and Sai Pan were not concerned with our gear as we were all carrying military orders.”
“Marshall Islandstotal: 64.5 km paved: 64.5 km note: paved roads on major islands (Majuro, Kwajalein), otherwise stone -, coral -, or laterite-surfaced roads and tracks (2002)”
“Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Corporation built the powerful X-band radar now based in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which will be moved to the Czech Republic.”
“The mission control center, along with most of the personnel and infrastructure, is located at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands .”
“It covers about 750,000 square miles (1,900,000 km2) and includes rocket launch sites at the Kwajalein Atoll (on multiple islands), Wake Island, and Aur Atoll.”
“Kwajalein… We have enough nuclear power at Kwaj. to destroy the world.”
“After evading capture for twelve days with the help of some natives, they surrendered on August 30 and were eventually beheaded by the Japanese on Kwajalein Island.”
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