Bataan Definition

bə-tăn, -tän
proper name
Peninsula on SW Luzon, the Philippines: in WWII (1942), scene of a Japanese victory over American-Philippine forces, marking the completion of the Japanese conquest of the Philippines.
Webster's New World
A peninsula of western Luzon, Philippines, between Manila Bay and the South China Sea. After an extended siege, US and Philippine World War II troops on Bataan surrendered to the Japanese in April 1942. US forces recaptured it in February 1945.
American Heritage