- a seaport in E Papua New Guinea: used as a major supply base by the Japanese in World War II.
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Examples from the Web for lae
We do not know how this was lighted; perhaps by windows in the lae.
He might swing back along the northern New Guinea coast, and slip down past Lae.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal
Robert Sydney Bowen
Is Lang lae a mistake for Lăh lae, which is mentioned in the Hae kwŏ hen ken, p. 214?
Even when Roman writers or those of modern times speak of the imgins as in the trium, it is the lae that are intended.
We several times had to cross the Lae, which is 35 metres wide, and rushes along like a torrent, with a great noise.