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

  • A town of southern Uganda on Lake Victoria. Formerly (1894-1962) the capital of Uganda, it is the site of an international airport, where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers. Population: 55,000.

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  • n. a town in southern Uganda on Lake Victoria; site of an international airport (where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers)


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