Meaning of Long Beach

Long' Beach"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a city in SW California, S of Los Angeles: a seaside resort. 361,334.
  2. a city on SW Long Island, in SE New York. 34,073.
  3. (ital.)the U.S. Navy's first nuclear-powered surface ship, a guided-missile cruiser launched in 1959.
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