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[yoh-kuh-hah-muh; Japanese yaw-kaw-hah-mah] /ˌyoʊ kəˈhɑ mə; Japanese ˈyɔ kɔˈhɑ mɑ/
a seaport on SE Honshu, in central Japan, on Tokyo Bay: destructive earthquake 1923. Unabridged
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  • One afternoon he sat alone in a Yokohama tea-house, reading the latest collection of newspaper reviews which had come to his hand.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • I pay rent on a room in Cairo, Egypt, and another in Yokohama all the year around.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • He announced that he had received information that the steamer had docked at Yokohama that morning.

    The House of the Misty Star Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
  • To hasten the sale he had shipped “Roddy” straight from the machine-shops to Yokohama.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • I met two American ladies who have resided over thirty-five years in Yokohama, and they are most loyal in their views.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • Going to Yokohama had nothing to do with it; but the weather must have had.

  • At the hotel in Yokohama, when leaving for a three days' absence, I applied at the office for keys to the chiffonier and wardrobe.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • I had left him at Yokohama, where he had some business to look up, while I went to Tokio.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • He at once put the Ghost upon her course—a course which meant the seal herd and not Yokohama harbour.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for Yokohama


a port in central Japan, on SE Honshu on Tokyo Bay: a major port and the country's second largest city situated in the largest and most populous industrial region of Japan. Pop: 3 433 612 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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