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Definition of the noun al alamayn
What does al alamayn mean as a name of something?
- a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
- region: Arab Republic of Egypt / Egypt / United Arab Republic
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of Al Alamayn: Battle of El Alamein / El Alamein
- instance of: pitched battle = a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
- part of: Second World War / World War 2 / World War II = a 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
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by Bill Bryson
El Alamein/Al Alamayn. Egyptian village that gave its name to two battles in World War II. El Dorado. Legendary city of gold. Electra. In Greek mythology, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and the subject of plays by Sophocles, ...
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