an island in the N Pacific, belonging to the U.S.: air base. 3 sq. mi. (8 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for wake island
an atoll in the N central Pacific: claimed by the US in 1899; developed as a civil and naval air station in the late 1930s. Area: 8 sq km (3 sq miles)
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