Bay of Pigs


Bay of Pigs
Bay of Pigs
the Bay of Pigs
an area on the south coast of Cuba, which is famous for a military attack that took place in 1961. A group of Cubans living in the US tried to enter Cuba with the aim of ending the government of Fidel ↑Castro. They were trained and supported by the US, but the attack failed.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Bay of Pigs — Bay′ of Pigs′ n. geg gov a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti Castro forces April 1961 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bay of Pigs — bay on the SW coast of Cuba: site of an unsuccessful invasion (1961) by exiled Cubans trained & funded by the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs — For the United States invasion at the Bay of Pigs, see Bay of Pigs Invasion. The Bay of Pigs ( es. Bahía de Cochinos, also known as Playa Girón) is an inlet of the Gulf of Cazones on the south coast of Cuba. It is located in the province of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Pigs — a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti Castro forces April 1961. Spanish, Bahía de Cochinos. * * * n. an invasion of another nation that results in failure Encyclopedic information: The Bay of Pigs is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs — bay in Cuba (site of a failed invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles in 1961) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs — a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti Castro forces April 1961. Spanish, Bahía de Cochinos. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bay of Pigs — noun a bay on the south west coast of western central Cuba; attempted invasion by expatriate, anti Castro Cuban forces backed by the US 1961 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs — Cuba’s south coastal Bahia de Cochinos where an unsuccessful attempt was made to liberate Cubans from Castro’s rule …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion — Part of the Cold War Map showing the location of the Bay of Pigs …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Pigs, the — an event in 1961 in which a small group of Cubans supported by the U.S. tried to defeat the government of Fidel Castro. The attack failed and made the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba much worse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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