from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Ieper.
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- proper n. A city in Flanders, Belgium; or, the municipality containing this city.
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- n. battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
- n. battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
- n. battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
From the French Ypres. (Wiktionary)