HyperDic: al_alamayn

English > 1 sense of the expression Al Alamayn:
NOUNactAl Alamayn, El Alamein, Battle of El Alameina pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
English > Al Alamayn: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel.
SynonymsEl Alamein, Battle of El Alamein
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War II, World War 2, Second World WarA war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
RegionEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
SpanishAl Alamayn, batalla del Alamein, El Alamein
CatalanEl Alamein

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