Meaning of Dunkirk
Pronunciation: (dun'kûrk), [key]
- French,a seaport in N France: site of the evacuation of a British expeditionary force of over 330,000 men under German fire May 29–June 4, 1940. 83,759.
- a period of crisis or emergency when drastic measures must be enforced: The smaller nations were facing a financial Dunkirk.
- a city in W New York, on Lake Erie. 15,310.
- Dunkirk (Thesaurus)