Meaning of Dunkirk


Pronunciation: (dun'kûrk), [key]
— n.
  1. French,a seaport in N France: site of the evacuation of a British expeditionary force of over 330,000 men under German fire May 29–June 4, 1940. 83,759.
  2. a period of crisis or emergency when drastic measures must be enforced: The smaller nations were facing a financial Dunkirk.
  3. a city in W New York, on Lake Erie. 15,310.
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