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ATOLL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does atoll mean? 

ATOLL (noun)
  The noun ATOLL has 1 sense:

1. an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon

  Familiarity information: ATOLL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATOLL (noun)


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Meaning:

An island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("atoll" is a kind of...):

coral reef (a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone)

Instance hyponyms:

Bikini (an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons)

Eniwetok (an atoll in the Marshall islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs)

Kwajalein (an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II)

Midway Islands (an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 mile northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base)


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