Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An atoll in the Marshall Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A battle of World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese airbase.

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  • proper noun Kwajalein atoll.
  • proper noun Kwajalein island, Kwajalein atoll.

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

  • noun an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
  • noun an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base

Etymologies

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From German Kwajalein, from Marshallese Kuwajleen.

Examples

  • January, she sailed for her third amphibious operation, Kwajalein, participating in the assault there on the 31st, and returning casualties and POWs to Pearl Harbor in February.

    ALBERT NELSON CAIN

  • Lets help the 45th vibration harden the Range destruct transponder electronics and prove that it will work under launch conditions out of Vanderberg or Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll.

    Ares 1 Abort Study Update - NASA Watch

  • The mission control center, along with most of the personnel and infrastructure, is located at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands [1].

    COTS Commercial Cargo Winners: Orbital and SpaceX - NASA Watch

  • The Air Force, which initially cleared SpaceX to launch a much smaller version of its Falcon rocket from Florida, ended up forcing Mr. Musk's team to launch from Kwajalein, an isolated Pacific atoll.

    Start-Up SpaceX Takes Off

  • It covers about 750,000 square miles (1,900,000 km2) and includes rocket launch sites at the Kwajalein Atoll (on multiple islands), Wake Island, and Aur Atoll.

    COTS Commercial Cargo Winners: Orbital and SpaceX - NASA Watch

  • Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Corporation built the powerful X-band radar now based in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which will be moved to the Czech Republic.

    it’s all good

  • The Air Force, which initially cleared SpaceX to launch a much smaller version of its Falcon rocket from Florida, ended up forcing Mr. Musk's team to launch from Kwajalein, an isolated Pacific atoll.

    Start-Up SpaceX Takes Off

  • Japan, Guam, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Kwajalein and Sai Pan were not concerned with our gear as we were all carrying military orders.

    Flying with Guns

  • The Air Force, which initially cleared SpaceX to launch a much smaller version of its Falcon rocket from Florida, ended up forcing Mr. Musk's team to launch from Kwajalein, an isolated Pacific atoll.

    Start-Up SpaceX Takes Off

  • Marshall Islandstotal: 64.5 km paved: 64.5 km note: paved roads on major islands (Majuro, Kwajalein), otherwise stone -, coral -, or laterite-surfaced roads and tracks (2002)

    Roadways

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