coral atoll in the N Pacific between Midway & Guam: a U.S. possession: 3 sq mi (7.8 sq km); pop. 300
See Wake Island in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An island of the western Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Guam. Annexed by the United States in 1898, it was a commercial air base and later a military base. Wake Island was held by the Japanese from 1941 to 1945.