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Rabaul

[rah-boul, ruh-, rah-boul]
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noun
  1. a seaport on NE New Britain island, in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.
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New Britain

noun
  1. the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, in the W central Pacific Ocean. About 14,600 sq. mi. (37,814 sq. km). Capital: Rabaul.
  2. a city in central Connecticut.
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  • Herbertshohe and Rabaul, the seat of Government, have been garrisoned and a base has been established at Simpsonshafen.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915

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Rabaul

noun
  1. a port in Papua New Guinea, on NE New Britain Island, in the Bismarck Archipelago: capital of the Territory of New Guinea until 1941; almost surrounded by volcanoes. Pop: 17 855 (2001 est)
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New Britain

noun
  1. an island in the S Pacific, northeast of New Guinea: the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea; mountainous, with several active volcanoes. Capital: Rabaul. Pop: 161 737 (2000). Area: 36 519 sq km (14 100 sq miles)
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