River flowing from Jilin province, China, along the Manchurian-North Korean border into the Yellow Sea: c. 500 mi (805 km)
Webster's New World
A river, about 800 km (500 mi) long, forming most of the North Korea–China border. In 1950, Chinese troops crossed the river to meet oncoming United Nations–sponsored forces, thus entering the Korean War.
Yalu Sentence Examples
Branches were promoted (a) from Mukden to Antung on the Yalu, to connect with the Korean system, and (b) from Kwang-cheng-tsze to Kirin.
But owing to the thaw and the subsequent break-up of the miserable Korean roads, six weeks passed before the columns of the army (Guard, and and 12th divisions), strung out along the " Mandarin road " to a total depth of six days' march, closed upon the head at Wiju, the frontier town on the Yalu.
He therefore chose Liao-Yang as the point of concentration, and having thus to gain time by force instead of by distance, he pushed out a strong covering detachment towards the Yalu.
Thus, whilst the detachment was still disposed as a series of rearguards, the foremost fractions of it stood to fight on the Yalu, against odds of four to one.
For several miles above Antung the rivers Yalu and Aiho are 1 Not, as is often assumed, the fortress itself.