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[yah-loo; Chinese yah-ly]
noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
  1. a river in E Asia, forming part of the boundary between Manchuria and North Korea and flowing SW to the Yellow Sea. 300 miles (483 km) long.
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Also called, Wade-Giles, Yalu Chiang [jyahng] /dʒyɑŋ/; Pinyin, Yalu Jiang [jyahng] /dʒyɑŋ/.
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Historical Examples

  • Some of her officers had, indeed, taken part in the Battle of the Yalu.

    Sixty Years a Queen

    Sir Herbert Maxwell

  • He knew, before his wits left him, that the objective of the Guards was the Yalu.

    The Way of the Gods

    John Luther Long

  • Meanwhile China had despatched about 8000 troops to the Yalu river.

  • The sky was now entirely covered, and a biting wind swept down through the valley of the Yalu.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • Three thousand of the Chinese were killed and the remainder fled pell-mell across the Yalu.

British Dictionary definitions for yalu


  1. a river in E Asia, rising in N North Korea and flowing southwest to Korea Bay, forming a large part of the border between North Korea and NE China. Length: 806 km (501 miles)
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