Definitions

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

  • A city of southeast North Korea on the Sea of Japan east of Pyongyang. Opened to foreign trade in 1883, it is a major port and naval base.

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Examples

  • The government of the Philippines was calling the Wonsan incursion an unjustifiable use of force to settle what was essentially a diplomatic problem; the People's Republic of China called it a serious provocation and a threat to stability in the Far East; Japan thought it an unforgivable reversion to the stupidities of gunboat diplomacy.

    Carrie

  • I think his duty station was ona Navy Scow some 10 miles off Wonsan area, performing rescues for down pilots.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • When the LSTs landed at Wonsan, the Marines jumped out, equipment unloaded, but no enemy fire.

    First Ones In

  • And off the eastern port of Wonsan, shipping has been banned until the end of the month.

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2009

  • Two of the ground-to-ship missiles were fired from near the North Korean city of Wonsan, a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

    Pyongyang Fires Missiles

  • North Korea plans to hold military shooting practice in the waters northeast of Wonsan, on the country's eastern coast, from June 25 to

    Who Poses The Most Danger To World Peace, Iran, North Korea, or Russia/China?

  • Its aircraft had been assisting the defense of Wonsan in Korea when a flight of Red bombers based in Hamhung had attacked and sunk it.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The recent report of Mr. Kim at the hydroelectric station in Wonsan, for example, showed Mr. Kim looking at a painting of the complex.

    Gulags, Nukes and a Water Slide:

  • He participated in the defense of Pusan and the amphibious landings at Inchon and Wonsan, earning the Korean Service Medal with six battle stars.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • Its aircraft had been assisting the defense of Wonsan in Korea when a flight of Red bombers based in Hamhung had attacked and sunk it.

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