/ (French dœ̃kɛrk) /
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a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: scene of the evacuation of British and other Allied troops after the fall of France in 1940; industrial centre with an oil refinery and naval shipbuilding yards. Pop: 70 850 (1999)English name: Dunkirk (dʌnˈkɜːk)
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Words nearby Dunkerque
dunite, duniwassal, dunk, Dunkel, Dunker, Dunkerque, dunking, Dunkirk, dunk shot, Dun Laoghaire, Dunlap
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How to use Dunkerque in a sentence
Our story of being curious airmen from Dunkerque is believed.
We were told to return to Luxeuil, whence we were to fly to Dunkerque.
Nearer and nearer to Dunkerque and its line of docks and its ramparts we drew.
Out to sea we flew till we were off Dunkerque, and then we turned in towards the coast.
Delambre and Méchain were commissioned to measure an arc going from Dunkerque to Barcelona.