Corregidor meaning

kə-rĕgĭ-dôr, kôr-rĕhē-dôr
A island of the northern Philippines at the entrance to Manila Bay. After a prolonged siege and bombardment, Filipino and US troops surrendered the fortified island to Japan in May 1942. US paratroopers recaptured it in March 1945.
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Small fortified island in the Philippines, at the entrance to Manila Bay: in WWII, American-Filipino troops fought on for a month after the fall of Bataan; finally invaded & its garrison forced to surrender (May, 1942); recaptured (Feb., 1945)
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Origin of corregidor

  • Spanish, originally, a corrector.

    From Wiktionary