1. [ noun ] (geography) the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
Related terms: island Ryukyu_Islands Naha_City
2. [ noun ] (military) a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting US marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest U.S. victory of the Pacific campaign
Synonyms: Okinawa_campaign
Related terms: campaign World_War_II
Similar spelling:   Okon