Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of Malaysia in northern Borneo on Sandakan Harbor, an inlet of the Sulu Sea. It was the capital of British North Borneo (now Sabah) until 1947. Population: 392,000.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Of the three mentioned, the more striking is that of Sandakan, which is

    British Borneo Sketches of Brunai, Sarawak, Labuan, and North Borneo

  • This line of vessels being primarily for freight the "Sandakan" has accommodations for less than twenty first-cabin passengers, and it probably seldom has anything like a full list on this out-of-the-way run from "Zambo" to Singapore.

    Wanderings in the Orient

  • When the North German Lloyd steamer "Sandakan" left the dock at

    Wanderings in the Orient

  • Elliott's father had been a POW on the Burma-Thai railway and Sandercock's father-in-law had died at the infamous Sandakan POW camp.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • Elliott's father had been a POW on the Burma-Thailand railway and Sandercock's father-in-law had died at the infamous Sandakan POW camp.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • The Inquirer reports that almost 5,000 Filipinos have been deported from Sabah and about 3,000 others are in detention centers in Sandakan, Malaysia, the Bureau of Immigration reported Thursday.

    Thousands of Filipinos Deported and Suffer in Malaysian Jails

  • Mount Kinabalu and its surrounding area became a park as a consequence of the infamous "Sandakan-Ranu Death March".

    Kinabalu Park, Malaysia

  • My hometown is Sandakan but did stay in KK for some years.

    Happy Easter and a Sweet Gift of Chocolate Truffles

  • If anyone is interested in the turbulent history of Sabah and of Sandakan in particular, I recommend reading the Wikipedia entries for Sandakan and Semporna.

    I'm back from Semporna

  • We will be staying in the Warden's cottage for 2 nights, and then on to Sandakan for one night, and Semporna the next day.

    Archive 2007-09-01

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.