HyperDic: third_battle_of_ypres

English > 1 sense of the expression third battle of Ypres:
NOUNactthird battle of Ypres, Ypres, battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1917)
English > third battle of Ypres: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningbattle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery.
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, Ypres

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