Synonyms for dunkirk

1. Dunkirk (n.)

an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire


2. Dunkirk (n.)

a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat


3. Dunkirk (n.)

a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II