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[tsoo-shee-mah] /ˈtsu ʃiˌmɑ/
two adjacent Japanese islands between Korea and Kyushu: Russian fleet defeated by Japanese fleet 1905. 271 sq. mi. (702 sq. km). Unabridged
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  • The invaders arrived at Tsushima toward the end of 1274, where they killed the governor.

    Japan Various
  • In the naval battle of Tsushima in May, 1905, the loss totaled 93, tons.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • Tsushima gave Japan the sea power in the East which she needed to carry out her military plans on land.

  • Also, should Rojdestvensky choose the shorter route, he could pass either to the east or to the west of Tsushima Island.

  • And scarcely had he settled anywhere, before, with the typical Tsushima grin, he demanded his political rights.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • That was the cause of the immeasurably superior gunnery of the Japanese at the decisive naval battle of Tsushima.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • An allied species is found in the midway island of Tsushima, between Korea and Japan.

  • We passed at one of the fishing hamlets the wreck of a Russian cruiser which came ashore after the battle of Tsushima.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • The Russians had been consistently defeated on land and had lost their entire fleet at the battle of Tsushima.

British Dictionary definitions for Tsushima


a group of five rocky islands between Japan and South Korea, in the Korea Strait: administratively part of Japan; scene of a naval defeat for the Russians (1905) during the Russo-Japanese war. Pop: 41 230 (2000). Area: 698 sq km (269 sq miles)
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