(redirected from Dunquerque)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for Dunkirk

a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat

Related Words

a seaport in northern France on the North Sea


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