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Tonkin, Gulf of

Syllabification: Ton·kin, Gulf of
  • An arm of the South China Sea, bounded by the coasts of southern China and northern Vietnam. Its chief port is Haiphong. An incident in 1964 led to increased US military involvement in the area.

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