Definition of Iwo Jima

1. Noun. The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan.

Group relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon
Generic synonyms: Island

2. Noun. A bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945).
Exact synonyms: Invasion Of Iwo, Iwo
Generic synonyms: Amphibious Assault
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean

Definition of Iwo Jima

1. Proper noun. A volcanic island in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands chain, officially called I?t? in Japanese. ¹

2. Proper noun. A volcanic island located in the Satsunan Shoto, an island group south of Kyushu, also known as Satsuma Iojima. ¹

3. Proper noun. A decisive battle during World War II. ¹

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Literary usage of Iwo Jima

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War by Victor J. Croizat (2001)
"Seasoned Assault Landing Troops Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the last battle, ... Japanese radar on Iwo Jima gave the home islands two hours of warning of the ..."

2. The Virginia Handbook by Blair Howard (2001)
"The US Marine Corps Memorial, "Iwo Jima" The US Marine Corps Memorial, Iwo Jima, is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and Minami-iwo-jima, the most southerly, to a height of 3021 ft. The islands are not inhabited. With this group is sometimes included another island, ..."

4. High Road to Tokyo Bay: The Aaf in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater by Daniel Haulman (1993)
"The End in Sight Iwo Jima and Okinawa Before MacArthur and Nimitz were ready to invade Japan, they needed to capture two more islands: Iwo Jima, ..."

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