HyperDic: second_battle_of_ypres

English > 1 sense of the expression second battle of Ypres:
NOUNactsecond battle of Ypres, Ypres, battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1915)
English > second battle of Ypres: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient.
SynonymsYpres, battle of Ypres
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofWorld War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End WarA war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
Spanishbatalla de Ypres, segunda batalla de Ypres, Ypres

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