city in S N.Mex.: site of testing range where first atomic bomb was exploded (July, 1945)
Origin of AlamogordoSpanish ; from álamo (see alamo) + gordo, big
A city of south-central New Mexico northeast of Las Cruces on the western edge of the Sacramento Mountains. The first atomic bomb was exploded in a test on July 16, 1945, at the White Sands Missile Range northwest of the city.