manila bay
manila bay manila bay n. The name of a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898), in which the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet off the shore of Manila in the Phillipines. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Manila Bay — Location Luzon Island, Philippines River sources Pasig River …   Wikipedia

  • Manila Bay — a bay in the Philippines, in W Luzon Island: the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet 1898. * * * Inlet of the South China Sea extending into southwestern Luzon island, Philippines. Considered one of the world s great… …   Universalium

  • Manila Bay — Satellitenphoto Sonnenuntergang in Bay City, Pasay Die Manilabucht ist der Hafen und der Anschluss an die Stadt Manila auf Luzón auf den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manila Bay — Manil′a Bay′ n. geg a bay in the Philippines, in W Luzon Island …   From formal English to slang

  • Manila Bay — /mənɪlə ˈbeɪ/ (say muhniluh bay) noun a large bay in the Philippine Islands, in western Luzon Island; the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet here, 1898 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Manila Bay — noun a naval battle in the Spanish American War (1898); the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet • Regions: ↑Philippines, ↑Republic of the Philippines • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle • Part Holonyms: ↑Spanish American …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manila Bay, Battle of — (1898)    The first battle of the Spanish American War, whereby the United States defeated Spain, acquired colonies in the Caribbean and the Pacific, and joined the ranks of the Great Powers. On April 25, 1898, the United States declared war on… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Manila Bay, Battle of — (May 1, 1898) Naval engagement in the Spanish American War. The U.S. Asiatic Squadron under George Dewey was ordered to sail from its Hong Kong base to destroy the Spanish fleet then in the Philippines. In one morning the guns of Dewey s squadron …   Universalium

  • USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) — was a Casablanca class escort carrier of the United States Navy. OverviewShe was laid down as Bucareli Bay (ACV 61) under Maritime Commission contract by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Washington, 15 January 1943; renamed Manila Bay 3 April 1943;… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Manila Bay — Part of the Spanish American War …   Wikipedia

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