Definition of Dunkirk in English:


Pronunciation /dənˈkərk/ /ˈdənˌkərk/

proper noun

  • A port in northern France; population 70,654 (2006). It was the scene of the evacuation of 335,000 Allied troops in 1940 by warships, requisitioned civilian ships, and a host of small boats while under constant German attack from the air. French name Dunkerque.