1. [syn: Leyte, Leyte Island, Leyte invasion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leyte \Leyte\ prop. n.
The name of an island in the Pacific Ocean and of a battle in
World War II, at which the American forces experienced the
first use of Kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese. The return of
U. S. troops to the Philippines after their expulsion by the
Japanese began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944.
Syn: Leyte Island, Leyte invasion, Battle of Leyte Gulf.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a battle in World War II; the return of United States
troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte
Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of
kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese [syn: Leyte, Leyte
Island, Leyte invasion]