Okinawaprop. n. 1. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands.
2. A campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April-June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting US marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans.
Syn. -- Okinawa campaign.
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