dunkirk dunkirk  /ˈdən kərk/


  1. (n) a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat
  2. (n) a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II
  3. (n) an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire



  1. Marijuana suspect pulled over for driving erratically

    DUNKIRK – A Portland man arrested on a marijuana charge was driving erratically on Lake Shore Drive West about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dunkirk Police said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. Dunkirk woman killed in crash

    A 74-year-old Dunkirk woman was fatally injured this week in a two-vehicle collision in western Jay County.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Star Press

  3. First winners arrive for Dunkirk

    The young sire Dunkirk, who continues to find commercial success as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June sale of 2-year-olds in training unfolds, was recently represented by his first two winners on the track, in Mexico and in Washington, respectively.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

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  1. Current British Prime Minister David Cameron said, "We can all be very proud of the 'Little Ships' of Dunkirk and the commemorative events this week are a fitting reminder."
    on May 27, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Suite101.com

  2. "We feel we've got the horse to beat," McLaughlin said. "Mine That Bird we have a lot of respect for, Dunkirk, and other horses, but I wouldn't trade places with anyone. We've got a fresh horse, he's two-for-two on this racetrack, just won...
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Kiaran McLaughlin Source: Thoroughbred Times

  3. McEwan said: "It's not a chamber piece, that's for sure. You can do some very dramatic things with this. If you were thinking of a large scale opera then what springs to mind is 380,000 troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. That would be quite a choir."
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Ian McEwan Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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