Definitions

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  • n. A sneak attack, often using underhanded measures.
  • n. A seminal dramatic event that unites a community and arouses it into action against an enemy.
  • proper n. Deep water harbor on Oahu, Hawaii
  • proper n. US Navy base at the harbor.

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  • n. a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941

Etymologies

From pearl + harbor (Wiktionary)
From the December 7, 1941, surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on Pearl Harbor. (Wiktionary)

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