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

  • Nimitz, Chester William 1885-1966. American admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who halted Japanese expansion and ultimately destroyed the Japanese fleet with a strategy based largely on the use of aircraft carriers.

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  • n. United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)


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  • But he probably would have been a disciplinary case and eventually would have wound up in Nimitz Hall or Treasure Island waiting to receive

    Peter Sumaruck II

  • Nicola, who previously served on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, is the senior medical representative for over 220 crewmembers on the Rentz, Barker said.

    Obama makes Christmas call to sailor

  • We went by the USS Nimitz, which is a nuclear wessel, but my pictures didn't turn out well.


  • In combat situations, aircraft have flown without backup controls, and flying in a spare pump from the Nimitz was also feasible: the jet could have made the trip in two hours, and the repair would have taken about an hour.

    Letters to the Editor

  • A man fatally shot in Seattle early Sunday was a Texas man serving in the Navy and assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which is being overhauled in Bremerton.

    The Seattle Times

  • Bush called the Nimitz-class carrier "an awesome ship" that honored "an awesome man."

    AOL News

  • The so-called Nimitz "flyover" project would add an elevated two-lane highway along the median of Nimitz Highway.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • The most expensive -- and possibly most controversial -- part of a Lingle administration plan to alleviate congestion on H-1 is the $600 million proposal to build the so-called Nimitz

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • GULF OF OMAN - The 4,500 sailors aboard the floating city known as the Nimitz aircraft carrier didn't get time off for Thanksgiving, but they found plenty of ways to mark the holiday amid their growing combat-support operations in the Middle East.

    Fore, right!

  • The Africa Center for Strategic Studies -- if you're familiar with the George Marshall Center, which is in Germany, in Garmisch, and there are several other centers for study, both in Washington for Central South America, and Hawaii, called the Nimitz Center for Asia -- the success of these institutions has been such that several years ago people started looking at Africa and saying could this kind of thing work there.

    Press Briefing By General James Jamerson On Acri


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