from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of the northern Philippines at the entrance to Manila Bay. Despite a heroic defense, Filipino and U.S. troops were forced to surrender the fortified island to Japan in May 1942. U.S. paratroopers recaptured the island in March 1945.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spain, the chief magistrate of a town.
- n. In parts of America settled by Spaniards: A magistrate having jurisdiction of certain special cases prescribed by law.
- n. The chief officer of a corregimiento.
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- n. the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
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The name Corregidor, which stands for mayor, albeit the translation is corrector, is applied to the gateway to Manila.
After searching in vain all over the island now called Corregidor, they went to Camaya, and there found the young lady,
Zambales, and Mindoro -- in addition to the small island of Corregidor, which is found outside the said province, and which forms a military police commandancy.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 28 of 55 1637-38 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
This is particularly true on Pacific islands such as Corregidor, Saipan and Oahu where seed of the Hawaiian type were aerially sown.
A grotesquely idle legend of the habits of the "Corregidor" flourishes among the good folks of Valladolid; the speaker himself, who desires to do him justice, is a plain, shrewd, but unimaginative observer ( "I never wrote a line of verse, did you?"), and makes us acquainted with everything but the inner nature of the man.
– What a lovely word that was – 'Corregidor' – what does it mean?
Our job was to protect the supply convoys traveling between Camp Ramadi to Combat Outpost to Camp Corregidor and back.
Some of its first occupants were American POWs from the Philippines, and the most noted were the top US Army officers who had been captured after the surrender of Bataan and Corregidor.
The first POWs to occupy the camp were Americans who were moved north from the Philippines following the collapse of the forces on Bataan and Corregidor.
On the 21st as it headed for Takao Formosa the convoy was attacked by American carrier aircraft about 80 miles north of Corregidor.