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Dunkirk

city on the northeast coast of France, French dunkerque, literally "dune church," from Middle Dutch dune (see dune) + kerke (see church (n.)); in reference to the 7c. church of St. Eloi.

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Definitions of Dunkirk

Dunkirk (n.)
a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat;
Dunkirk (n.)
a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II;
Synonyms: Dunkerque
Dunkirk (n.)
an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire;
Synonyms: Dunkerque
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