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Bay of Pigs

noun
1.
a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces April 1961.

Pigs

[pigz] /pɪgz/
noun
1.
Bay of. Bay of Pigs.
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Bay of Pigs

noun
1.
a bay on the SW coast of Cuba: scene of an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by US-backed troops (April 17, 1961) Spanish name Bahia de los Cochinos

pigs

/pɪɡz/
interjection
1.
(Austral, slang) an expression of derision or disagreement Also pig's arse, pig's bum

Pigs

/pɪɡz/
noun
1.
Bay of Pigs, See Bay of Pigs
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Bay of Pigs in Culture

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The location of a failed attempt by Cuban exiles to invade Cuba in 1961. The invaders, numbering about fourteen hundred, had left after the Cuban Revolution and returned to overthrow the new Cuban leader, Fidel Castro; they were trained and equipped by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The operation was a disaster for the invaders, most of whom were killed or taken prisoner. The Bay of Pigs incident is generally considered the most humiliating episode in the presidency of John F. Kennedy, who had approved the invasion.

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Related Abbreviations for Bay of Pigs

PIGS

passive infrared guidance system
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