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[yah-loo; Chinese yah-ly] /ˈyɑˌlu; Chinese ˈyɑˈlü/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a river in E Asia, forming part of the boundary between Manchuria and North Korea and flowing SW to the Yellow Sea. 300 miles (483 km) long.
Also called, Wade-Giles, Yalu Chiang
[jyahng] /dʒyɑŋ/ (Show IPA).
Pinyin, Yalu Jiang
[jyahng] /dʒyɑŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some of her officers had, indeed, taken part in the Battle of the Yalu.

    Sixty Years a Queen Sir Herbert Maxwell
  • The sky was now entirely covered, and a biting wind swept down through the valley of the Yalu.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • In 1903, it was announced that a Russian company had obtained a timber concession on the Yalu River.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • Shiragi, he declared, would abide by his oath, "till the river Yalu flowed backward and sands rose to sky and became stars."

    Japan Various
  • He knew, before his wits left him, that the objective of the Guards was the Yalu.

    The Way of the Gods John Luther Long
  • From this nerveless, forsaken Korean land I rode down upon the sandy islands of the Yalu.

  • This battle of the Yalu gave Japan command of the sea, but Ito continued to act with great caution.

  • The Han, watering the central provinces of the country, and the Yalu in the north, are the two principal ones.

  • Instead of that they advanced themselves, beat a small Russian army at the Yalu, and pressed on.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists Robert Maitland
  • They were wild raiders, on occasion crossing the Yalu in great masses and over-running northern Cho-Sen like locusts.

British Dictionary definitions for Yalu


a river in E Asia, rising in N North Korea and flowing southwest to Korea Bay, forming a large part of the border between North Korea and NE China. Length: 806 km (501 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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