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Overview of noun ypres

The noun ypres has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Ypres, battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypres

(battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery)

2. Ypres, battle of Ypres, second battle of Ypres

(battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient)

3. Ypres, battle of Ypres, first battle of Ypres

(battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others)

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