Pearl' Har'bor

1. a harbor near Honolulu, on S Oahu, in Hawaii: surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base and other military installations December 7, 1941.
2. any significant or crippling defeat, betrayal, loss, etc., that comes unexpectedly.

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