Dunkirk definition

dœɴ-kĕrk
A city of northern France on the North Sea. In World War II more than 330,000 Allied troops were evacuated from its beaches in the face of enemy fire (May–June 1940).
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(place) Seaport in N France, on the North Sea: scene of the evacuation of over 300,000 Allied troops under fire (1940) as France fell to Germany.
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A town in Nord-Pas de Calais, France.
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Origin of dunkirk

  • From Dutch Duinkerke, from duin (“dune”) + kerk (“church”)

    From Wiktionary