(during World War II) the code name for a unit of US army engineers established in 1942 to construct secret sites for the development of the atomic bomb: Also called: Manhattan Project
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How to use Manhattan District in a sentence
Black community leaders picketed the office of then-Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem | Marlow Stern | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bratton is narrowly right, but contrast his reaction with that of Richard H. Kuh, the Manhattan District Attorney in 1974.We Should Applaud the World Trade Center Jumpers, Not Prosecute Them | Justin Miller | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Strauss-Kahn may have seen the last of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.