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Pigs

[pigz]
noun
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Bay of Pigs
 
n
Spanish name: Bahia de los Cochinos a bay on the SW coast of Cuba: scene of an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by US-backed troops (April 17, 1961)

pigs (pɪɡz)
 
interj
slang (Austral) pig's arse, Also: pig's bum an expression of derision or disagreement

Pigs (pɪɡz)
 
n
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Bay of Pigs definition


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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PIGS
passive infrared guidance system
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