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Pearl Harbor US English

A harbor on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, the site of a major US naval base, where a surprise attack on December 7, 1941, by Japanese carrier-borne aircraft inflicted heavy damage and brought the US into World War II

Pearl Harbour1 US English

A sudden attack, especially one mounted without warning and bringing disaster; an unexpected and disastrous setback.

Pearl Harbour2 US English

To attack suddenly and without warning.