Definitions

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

  • A resort district of Brooklyn, New York, on the Atlantic Ocean, famous for its boardwalk and amusement park featuring souvenir stands, thrilling rides, and numerous eating places.
  • n. Informal A frankfurter served in a bun with condiments, especially meat sauce and onions.

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  • proper n. A specific neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, known for its boardwalk and amusement parks.
  • n. A hot dog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement center

Etymologies

From Dutch Konijneneiland, 'island of rabbits'. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Prince Frederick-Leopold is a great traveller, and has not only spent a considerable time in India as the guest of his brother-in-law, the Duke of Connaught, when the latter was in military command at Bombay, but, moreover, he has visited China and Japan, and devoted several months to a tour in the United States, which was wound up by some rather exciting events at Coney Island before his return home to Berlin.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • It skitters along Caton Avenue, reaching Coney Island Avenue with enough strength to topple thirty century-old trees, blocking streets and crushing cars all around our home.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • Shorty arrives early, but demands that, before we start, we drive over to Coney Island Avenue and buy a ten-piece bucket of fried chicken.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • In the morning I clear eight stillborn, underweight rabbits from the maternity ward, and my mood is dark enough to seriously consider rolling the hutch into the middle of Coney Island Avenue and setting it ablaze.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • Joseph Sitt, a Brooklyn-born developer who has been doing deals from Coney Island to London, is seeking city approvals to build a 200,000-square-foot shopping center and 2.4-acre public waterfront esplanade near Gravesend Bay.

    Developers Bet Large on Big-Box Sites

  • This neighborhood was always referred to by the name of its main street, Shirley Avenue, which ran for half a mile or so from Bell Circle (which had the state record for the most auto insurance claims) to Revere Beach (which was Americas first public beach, a lesser version of Coney Island in those days).

    The Italian Summer

  • We stayed at Coney Island until just past noon, strolling the midways, playing Skee-Ball, and even taking a turn on the strange Matterhorn-themed ride that spins riders past spray-painted images of the Swiss Alps and giant rest-in-peace portraits of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, while blasting hip-hop from Hot 97 at eardrum-exploding volume.

    Miss Misery

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