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- proper n. An island of Papua New Guinea.
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- n. the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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Australia and the United States secretly set up Pacific Base F at Rabaul, New Britain on October 25, 1941; see CNO secret letter serial 0119912; also Navy Bureau of Ordnance A-16-a2 PL, same date.