Bataan

or Ba·taán

[ buh-tan, -tahn; locally bah-tah-ahn ]
/ bəˈtæn, -ˈtɑn; locally ˌbɑ tɑˈɑn /

noun

a peninsula on W Luzon, in the Philippines: U.S. troops surrendered to Japanese April 9, 1942.

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Bataan
/ (bəˈtæn, -ˈtɑːn) /

noun

a peninsula in the Philippines, in W Luzon: scene of the surrender of US and Philippine forces to the Japanese during World War II, later retaken by American forces
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